Cover Crops

Winter Survival: For Crops, Soils and Trees

Dec 6, 2017
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

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.

Farmers Explore Cover Crops to Aid Winter Losses

Dec 5, 2017
Agriculture
Illinois Public Radio/WILL

Farmers in Central Illinois are experimenting with cover crops to stop soil erosion. Cover crops can also help stop an environmental threat hundreds of miles away. But, do cover crops cut into a farmer’s finances—or even solvency?