Cover crops will be flown over Coshocton County

| September 8, 2021

Be on the look-out for little yellow airplanes flying low to the ground Wednesday evening and Thursday this week 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 seed 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 1,300 acres will be seeded from the Richard Downing Airport and should be completed in a day and a half.  Weather permitting; the tentative date for flying cover crops is Sept. 8 and 9, working from daylight until dark.

The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to coordinate this program for the ninth year in cooperation with local landowners and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.  Special thanks to the Richard Downing Airport, TMK Bakersville, Lapp Farms, and Eastern Ohio Ag for their assistance with this program.

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