Cover crops doing their job


Iowa Learning Farms farmer partner Steve Berger submitted this photo of his cereal rye cover crop. This was taken after a 3-inch rain in Washington County on Saturday, April 14. Steve remarked that there is no soil movement. The cover crop is holding the soil in place as well as slowing the flow of the water within the field, lightening pressure on nearby streams.

Many advantages.

-ILF

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