Cover Crops Program

Cover Crops Program

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Nutrient loss is an important issue when considering the best management practices of a farm. There is an inherent need to stop events like erosion that wipe out the nutrient composition of the soil. Cover crops have the potential to reduce nutrient loss.

Illinois Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by 2025. To help support this goal, Illinois Corn Growers Association is working with several partners to provide programs and incentives to try best management practices like cover crops including a seed coupon for members and reduced cost opportunity.


Cover Crop Program Exclusive to Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties

CoverTEC, along with IL Corn, is excited to offer a new program exclusive to Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties to encourage and support farmers looking to plant cover crops for the first time.

Farmers who are members of ICGA will receive terminal kill oat/radish mix which will cover 40 acres for $600 and will include aerial application. Non-members can apply to the program for $675 which will include a membership to ICGA.

Cover Crops improve soil health, reduce erosion and keep nutrients where you want them on the field, saving you money in the long run. Planting cover crops also works towards achieving goals towards the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. If you've been on the fence about trying them before, now's the time!

Only 100 spots available.


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A big thank you to CoverTEC for partnering with us on this program!