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Our office is moving in July!

NOTE: June 30, 2022 will be the last day we will be open so we can pack and move.

Research projects and community programs scheduled outside of our physical office will continue as planned. If you need to reach us, email us ( or leave us a message on our voicemail, (360) 778-5806, so we can respond to you as soon as possible.

We will open at our new location on July 18th at: 600 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA

Cover Crops

Cover crops can be defined as: non-crash crop plants to bring about a benefit. The can add or capture nutrients, reduce pest pressure, conserve soil moisture, prevent erosion, reduce production costs, or enhance soil health to name a few. WSU Whatcom County Extension has an active research program evaluating new or novel uses of cover crops. We’ve included information from our research trials and from other sources. Check back often as we continue to update this site.

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (pdf)