12 Aug '11, 3pm

Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife

Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife

Cover crops absorb excess water during the winter and spring months and store that water for future use by cash crops. Cover cropped lands can reduce flooding by storing twice as much water as non-cover cropped field. By reducing erosion and in turn reducing nitrogen and phosphorous runoff, cover crops help prevent hypoxic (dead) zones from forming in nearby waters. In states like Ohio, where one lake has made headlines on account of its toxic algae blooms , cover crops are a solution that benefits farmers and helps cut down on water pollution, creating great habitat for fish. By providing habitat and forage, cover crops increase bird and deer populations.

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