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Cover crop field day Wednesday
Two local sites will host cover crop field days on Wednesday. Field days are an opportunity for farmers and others interested in cover crops to find answers to their questions about individual plants and talk to each other about their experiences with cover crops. Pictured is a group from the field day on Oct. 20. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Many farmers are noticing an increase in production after planting cover crops. This most likely can be attributed to the biological processes that are enhanced with a living root in the soil, as roots are the best way to feed the soil. Following these four principles will result in healthier soil: Minimize soil disturbance, energize with plant diversity, keep the soil covered and maximize roots living as long as possible.