New Cover Crop Survey Released

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022-2023 National Cover Crop Survey Report was released today the challenges assumptions on the role of incentive payments in cover crop adoption. According to the survey, nearly half of the cover crop users participating in the survey reported receiving some sort of payment for cover crops in 2022, and almost 78% of cover crop non-users said incentive payments would …

ASTA, Audio, cover crops, CTIC, Seed, Sustainability, USDA

New Farmer Survey Documents Cover Crop Benefits

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019-2020 National Cover Crop Survey released this week found that despite the crippling rainfall that significantly delayed planting across much of the country in 2019, more than 90% of farmers participating reported that cover crops allowed them to plant earlier or at the same time as non-cover-cropped fields. Among those who had “planted green,” seeding cash crops into growing …

ASTA, cover crops, CTIC, Farming

Survey Says Cover Crops Boost Yield and Weed Control

Cindy Zimmerman

New nationwide survey results show cover crops acreage has nearly doubled over the past five years and farmers using cover crops are reporting increased yields and improvement in the control of herbicide-resistant weeds. The survey of more than 2000 farmers across the country was conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) with help from Purdue University and funding support …

ASTA, Audio, cover crops, CTIC, Farming

New Executive Director at @CTIC_Tweet

Cindy Zimmerman

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has named Chad Watts as new Executive Director. Watts joined CTIC in 2012 as Project Director, leading a range of highly successful conservation programs including the Indian Creek Watershed Project, the Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative and the influential National Cover Crop Survey, which has been cited in Congressional testimony. “Chad’s deep commitment to …

Conservation, CTIC

CTIC Hosting Summer Tour In Idaho

Lizzy Schultz

The team at the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) was on hand during the 2016 Commodity Classic, using the event as an opportunity to spread the word about their search for a new Executive Director, as well as their upcoming Conservation in Action Tour. The CTIC board of directors is searching for a new executive director, as former director Karen …

Ag Groups, Audio, Commodity Classic, Conservation, CTIC, Environment

Nancy DeLong Named Interim Director of CTIC

Kelly Marshall

Nancy DeLong will be serving as interim executive director of the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) Board of Directors.  She will begin her new post on February 22, when Karen Scanlon leaves to join Dairy Management, Inc. “Nancy is the perfect choice for CTIC’s interim executive director,” said Alan Ayers of Bayer CropScience, CTIC board chair. “She knows the organization, …


CTIC Looking for New Executive Director

Kelly Marshall

Karen Scanlon, former executive director of the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is moving to a position at Dairy Management, Inc. to help support sustainability and social responsibility for the U.S. dairy industry.  While members of the board are excited for Scanlon’s new opportunity, they are now searching for someone to fill her role as executive director. “We’re sad to …

Ag Groups, CTIC

National Organizations Support Soil Health Partnership

Taylor Truckey

Several national organizations are supporting the efforts of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). Jim Gulliford with the Soil and Water Conservation Society spoke about their involvement while at the Soil Health Summit in Indianapolis this past week. When asked about the value in supporting the SHP, Gulliford commented on the mutual goals the two organizations share. “Farmers learn from farmers …

Conservation, cover crops, CTIC, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

CTIC Cover Crop Survey Results

Chuck Zimmerman

Cover crops are continuing to prove very beneficial to yields according to the results of a survey conducted by the Conservation Information Technology Center. A survey of more than 1,200 farmers across the country revealed that cover crops boosted corn yields last year by a mean of 3.66 bushels per acre (2.1%) and increased soybeans by an average of 2.19 …

Ag Groups, Conservation, CTIC

CTIC Announces New Board of Directors

Jamie Johansen

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) announced its new board of directors. Alan Ayers of Bayer CropScience will serve as chair. Lara Moody of The Fertilizer Institute is vice-chair, and Terry Tindall of the J.R. Simplot Company was named treasurer. “It’s exciting to work with such a dedicated board to continue building CTIC as a preferred source of information on …

Ag Groups, Conservation, CTIC