University of Illinois Extension
April 3, 2014

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up, talks with Russ Higgins, Agriculture Educator about a cover crop study going on the Northern Illinois Research Farm. Russ notes that while gardeners and farmers alike are growing annual crops. Part of any year, that soil is not growing anything and there is the opportunity to try cover crops. Russ suggested gardeners could try oats. Richard also suggested fall for cover crops, as we seem to conclude gardening as school begins.

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