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Farmers gathered at Pilgram Farm, Mercer County, to discuss cover crops April 11. Researchers, educators and producers all chimed in to give advice.

Regaining soil health means higher yields and more aggregate stability. Experts describe the need to treat soil like a living breathing being.

Grazing winter cover crops can provide winter forage for livestock, increase soil biology and organic matter and decrease soil erosion and nutrient runoff.

If you want to ensure the best chances of a successful cover crop seeding in the coming fall, initial planning needs to start now.

University of Illinois research shows that migratory birds prefer to rest and refuel in fields with cover crops.

Keeping the soil covered and active, with a living root zone for more of the year, leads to long-term soil improvements, productivity, and profitability.

Late-summer is an excellent time to establish alfalfa. Plant alfalfa from August 1st to August 15th in northern Ohio and until August 30th in southern Ohio.

Although planning cover crops can be put off, planning now can save you time, headaches, and maybe even some money this fall.

Planting green is a new method of no-till where the next crop is planted into a living cover and terminated after the fact allowing for longer growth.

Kelly McKelvey's conservation practices throughout the years earned him the Conservation Farmer of Year Award from the Wayne SWCD.
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