Soils & Cover Cropping

UNH Extension Publications

Fertilizing the Organic Garden

Guide to Using Wood Ash in Your Soils

Guidelines for using Manure and Composts in the Garden

Understanding your Soil Test Results

Lead Screening for NH Soils

Interpreting you Heavy Metals Soil Test Results

Organic & Natural Fertilizer for the Home Ground & Garden

Composting with Worms in the home

Using your Compost, for home gardeners

Best Management Practices for the Handling of Agricultural Compost, Fertilizer, and Manure

Cover Cropping Resources

Managing Cover Crops Profitably - detailed review of cover crop types and uses for New England

Using Green Manures - MOFGA fact sheet on using cover crops for building soils

NH-NRCS Cover Crops & Soil Health - great resource for NH producers

Cover Crop Planting Guide - This NH-NRCS guide provides detailed information including planting dates and seeding rates for lots of cover crops in NH conditions. 

SARE learning center articles on cover cropping: 

Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality

Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops

Role of Cover Crops in Converting Perennial Pasture to Vegetable Ground

Growing Cover Crops with a Cash Crop

Estimating Plant Available Nitrogen from Cover Crop

Cover Crops for Soil Health and Nutrient Conservation

Using Manually Operated Seeders for Precision Cover Crop Plantings on the Small Farm

Soil and Nutrient Management Resources

NRCS Web Soil Survey - find out what soil type is on your farm

UNH Soil Testing - research soil testing options

Building Soils for Better Crops - a practical guide to ecological soil management

Dig It! The Secret of Soil - exhibit from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator - free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost

SARE learning center articles on soil management:

Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

The Biology of Soil Compaction

Season Extension: Fertilty Management (SARE)