Conservation Districts to aid producers with cover crops


Edmunds and McPherson County Conservation Districts have a new program available to assist producers with the planting of cover crops.

Cover crops are valued for their benefits to soil health as they provide soil cover, living roots and diversity to a traditional cropping system. The districts are targeting low performing or problem areas for growers, specifically wet and saline acres. Planting cover crops adds organic matter, combats compaction through root action, and improves water infiltration. By improving water infiltration, salts can move deeper into the soil profile, rather than be...

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