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On-farm research collaboration opportunity: legume cover crops in high tunnels

Are you looking for ways to manage fertility in your high tunnel with less reliance on purchased composts and manures? Are you an organic farmer or a farmer considering transitioning to organic in the Upper Midwest or Northeast regions of the United States? Consider participating in our multi-farm collaborative trial!

The Grossman lab at the University of Minnesota and the Sideman lab at the University of New Hampshire have been studying bet-bet cover crop options for high tunnels for the last few years, and we're now ready to start trialing these systems with networks of farmers. We're looking for farmers who want to try cover crops in a small portion of their high tunnel alongside a communtity of growers trialing the same practices. If you participated in our broccoli trial, this will be similar. 

There are two ways to get involved:

  1. Participate in a focus group
  2. Take part in an on-farm trial in 2024. Participants will receive seed and guidelines to try “best bet” legumes and timing options identified in previous trials. We have two levels of participation and compensation, so you can choose the level of involvement that works for you.

To learn more and sign up visit Contact Natalie Hoidal with questions at

Photo: Adria Fernandez

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