Cover Crops Being Promoted In Western Illinois

COVER CROPSTwo Western Illinois soil and water conservation district offices are promoting the use of cover crops. Both the Rock Island and Mercer County agencies have received American Farmland Trust grants and the purpose is to get more row crop producers to move forward with cover crops such as cereal rye. Bill Joseph is with the Mercer County office and he says cover crops help in a number of ways, including keeping the soil very active.
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