Submitted by: NRCS and Atchison County Soil and Water District

Have you ever seen green manure? We’re not talking about manure that hasn’t yet decomposed . . . we’re talking about GREEN MANURE: crops that are grown and left in a field to serve as mulch and soil conditioner, or, in other words, cover crops.
There are five great reasons to include green manure/cover crops in your crop rotation: erosion control, enhanced water infiltration, herbicide savings, reduced fertilizer costs, and improved profitability.
So, are you interested in discovering what green manure/cover crops can do for your farmland? Contact your Atchison County Soil & Water District or NRCS office, 660-744-5328, as soon as possible and see what programs are available to assist you in starting your cover crop practice!