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Strategy Helps Protect Environment While Boosting Soil Fertility

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From Chatham Daily News

By John Phair, QMI Agency – Thursday, December 4, 2015

Farmers in Lambton County are being encouraged to plant cover crops as a strategy to help protect the environment while boosting soil fertility.  An information workshop was held Wednesday in Wyoming, and the keynote speaker said the use of cover crops is becoming more common within the American Midwest.  Chad Watts said cover crops – such as a cereal grain or legume – help manage soil erosion, improve soil quality and boost fertility, while also helping to reduce the amount of fertilizer that could reach local rivers and streams.  There is more to this story, click here to read about it.

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