September 2, 2014

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Ky. Cover Crop Cost-Share Program

The Pendleton Country Conservation District is sponsoring the local cost share program for Pendleton County Landowners, to help with the cost of cover crop wheat and/or rye cover crop seed.

It’s time to think about cover crops! In recent years there has been a decline in the use of cover crops, since crops such as tobacco, silage corn, or even vegetable gardens are harvested late in the season.  However, without the winter cover, the soil is left to the mercy of wind, snow, water and ice.  Remember also to be in compliance with your FSA (Food Security Act) Conservation Plan, you must sow your cover crop by the end of November.  USDA recommends a rate of 90 pounds per acre.  Cover crop is a vital component to your farming operations.