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Cover crops in corn field Willie Vogt

Pennsylvania grower talks about his cover crop journey

Learn more about adding cover crops to your farming operation. (video)

In this new video, see how Jeff Frey began planting cover crops and how he partnered with a Penn State professor on a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education project to share the benefits of cover crops.

Frey sees the soil as his livelihood, so he does what he can to protect and improve this vital resource beneath his feet. "I remember one afternoon we had a thunderstorm that washed mud out into the road and I could actually see some of my freshly planted soybeans in with the mud," says Frey, who raises grains on 700 acres in Lancaster County, Penn. "I've been no-tilling for a long time but at that point I knew that what I was doing was not adequate."

Visit the online Cover Crops Topic Room for practical information on adding cover crops to a farming operation, including selection and management, establishment, using them in rotations and in no-till systems, and more.

Learn more at http://www.sare.org/cover-crops.

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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