Submitted by on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:30 Horizontal tabsSummaryAim of Measure: German stuffNitrogen Species: AmmoniaNrClimatic Zone: TemperateTropicalGeographic Region: USA and CanadaSector: Agriculture (arable) Measure descriptionMeasure overview: Commodity cover crops are crops grown over the fall and winter months after the primary crop is harvested. Unlike conservation cover crops which are not harvested, commodity cover crops can be harvested for grain, hay, or silage, and may receive fertilizer in the spring. Commodity cover crops prevent soil erosion and nutrient losses over the winter months. Measure EfficiencyReduction in Nitrogen Losses: Nitrogen SpeciesAmmonia(NH3) Ammonium Nitrate (NH4NO3)Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)Nitrous Oxide (N2O)NOxNrTotal N % of Reduction------5-25% CostsEstimated costs of measure delivery: Cost savings and production benefits ($)Capital costs of implementing this measure ($)Operational costs of implementing this measure ($) Refs and Further InfoLinks to further information: "Documentation: Source Data, BMP Effectiveness Values." Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool. Web. 2013. http://casttool.org/Documentation.aspx .References: "Documentation: Source Data, BMP Effectiveness Values." Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool. Web. 2013. http://casttool.org/Documentation.aspx .