Cover Crops

A flowering field of crimson clover planted in White County. This particular cover crop plant acts as a soil builder, an erosion preventer, is a good nitrogen source and  has high forage value. 

A three-year grant from the state of Indiana is once again offering assistance to farmers in the region to help cover the cost of planting cover crops this winter.

The White County Soil and Water Conservation District is currently matching the state grant, called the Clean Water Indiana Grant, in order to provide area farmers with funds to help offset the costs of planting cover crops. 

According to conservation technician Mark Wright, only landowners in the Tippecanoe watershed area are eligible for assistance.

For the complete story, read Friday's Herald Journal.