Cover Crops will be flown over Coshocton County

| August 24, 2016

COSHOCTON – Be on the look-out for little yellow airplanes flying low to the ground the week of Labor Day in Coshocton County.

Fisher’s Ag Service will be applying cover crops to corn and soybean fields and pilots fly very close to the ground and make several passes to ensure good seed coverage. The pilots are only dropping oats, rye, or seed combinations from the plane; no herbicides or pesticides are being used.

The purpose of the cover crop program is to provide cover on fields over the winter months to prevent soil erosion and improve soil health.

Over 2,000 acres will be seeded from the Richard Downing Airport and should be completed in a couple of days. Weather permitting, tentative dates for flying cover crops are Sept. 7 or 8, working from daylight to dark.

The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to coordinate this program for the fourth year in cooperation with local landowners and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Special thanks to TMK Bakersville and Lapp Farms for their assistance with this program.

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