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Cover Crops

Why use cover crops? Cover crops “reduce soil erosion, reduce nutrient leaching, store carbon, improve soil structure, increase water infiltration, reduce compaction, suppress weeds, enhance wildlife, fix nitrogen and serve as a forage product.” (Rafiq Islam, Ohio State University Extension soil scientist). Many farmers recognize the advantage of cover crops.

 UPDATE ... The application deadline for the Cover Crop Funding available through the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is JUNE 15th 2018!  All information needs to be in our office by that  deadline. You can get the application at our office, and you will also need to provide maps with the fields that you are applying for - available in the FSA office. (Across the hall from us) Please call 330-262-2836 ext. 5381 to speak with Taylor Gilmore or visit our office for more details. Click here to Download a PDF of the Cover Crop Application.

Check out the latest video of aerial seeding of cover crops by the Holmes SWCD at the Holmes County Airport filmed by the Wayne SWCD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xqMcWStuvs

MORE videos are in the works! 

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