What do erosion control, soil health, weed suppression, improved fertility and enhanced wildlife habitat/beneficial insects have in common? They are all cover crop benefits!

Grown primarily for improving farmland, humans have used cover crops longer than most people have imagined. Ancient Romans to the father of our country, George Washington, knew the value of cover crops. Today, some farmers are learning the value of cover crops as an agricultural practice.

If you are interested in discovering what cover crops can do for your farmland contact your Atchison County Soil & Water District or NRCS office at 660-744-6201, Ext.3, and see what programs are available to assist you in starting your cover crop practice.