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Cover crops will be flown over Coshocton County

| September 8, 2015

COSHOCTON – Be on the look-out for little yellow airplanes flying low to the ground late today and tomorrow 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, the tentative dates for flying are later today until dark and then tomorrow Wednesday, Sept. 9, beginning at daylight.

The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to coordinate this program for the third year in cooperation with local landowners and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Special thanks to Buckeye Soil Solutions, Agland Co-op, TMK Bakersville, and Lapp Farms for their assistance with this program.

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