Winter Survival: For Crops, Soils and Trees

Dec 6, 2017

Now that winter weather has arrived, we take a look at how plants cope with cold.  In this first part of this report we hear from a farmer from central Illinois talking about a technique called cover cropping, which can help the soil, and, actually enrich the soil during the typical winter months of December, January and February.

Then, we will hear from University of Illinois Extension Forester Chris Evans describing how trees have managed, over millions of years of evolution, to cope with cold temperatures.

To learn more about cover crops and the role that they play in saving topsoil, and helping farms recover nutrients after the growing season, visit:

To learn more about how plants survive cold weat

her browse to: