SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN – Led by Adam Kramer of Black Sand Granary of Patch Grove, aerial application of cover crop seed in the Driftless Region saw an exponential increase in number of acres planted and tons of soil saved in 2019.

Planting cover crops has grown in popularity with producers for a variety of financial and conservation reasons. Cover crops help to build soil health and structure, which helps to reduce need for expensive agricultural inputs and promotes yields. Cover crops also help the soil to hold more water, which prevents runoff and erosion. They also capture nutrients that could otherwise wind up in ground and surface waters.

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