Harvest Delays May Push Back Cover Crops

As harvest quickly approaches, farmers are looking to get cover crops applied. Aerial applications of cover crop seed began in late August and early September, but for any other methods of application, things might be pushed back. Iowa State Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Mark Licht said the volatile 2019 growing season made things more complicated.

Helicopter Spreads 40,000 Pounds of Seed

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County farmers have seen a rainy and consistently wet spring and summer result in a late corn harvest. Now some of those farmers are looking to the skies again — this time for help in planting a cover crop this fall. This past Tuesday and Wednesday a crop-dusting helicopter dropped nearly 40,000

Aerial Seeding: Local Aviation and Agriculture Experts Allay Fears of Mid-Shore Citizens

EASTON — If you see a low-flying small plane dipping below the treeline, swooping low over fields and looping back up sharply to do it again — don’t panic. It’s simply aerial agriculture. Small planes applying cover crops by air during late summer are nothing new to longtime residents of Talbot County, but for the

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WASHINGTON (September 12, 2019) — At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that impermissibly expanded the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the

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