WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation continuing. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches expected, with ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. * WHERE...Portions of East Central Indiana and Central, South
29° 29° Wed 40° Wed 40° slight chance 30° 30° chance Thu 39° Thu 39°
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Cover crop
Photo by Nancy Allen/The Daily Standard

Fairfield County farmer Dave Brandt, who has used winter cover crops on his farm since 1972, talks to Mercer County farmers Tuesday during a cover crop walk at the Mercer Wildlife Area. About 15 farmers attended. Brandt holds an oilseed radish plant, one of several cover crops planted at the wildlife area. Cover crops recycle nutrients in the soil and hold them for spring planted cash crops. Cover crops also aerate and change soil structure by introducing organic matter, lessen soil erosion and compaction and give farmers a place to spread manure in the fall and winter.

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