Cover crops were planted on 9,300 acres in the Grand Lake River Watershed and 2000 acres in the Upper Wabash River Watershed. Another 8,700 acres were planted in the St. Mary’s River Watershed.
More than 180 farmers attended an ECO Farming field day on zero tillage and cover crops and 35 attended a cover crop walk at Montezuma. Plots included oilseed radish, cereal rye, buckwheat, oats, and winter peas.
Approximately 20,000 acres were planted to cover crops in three watersheds (Upper Walbash, Grand Lake, and St. Mary’s).
Cover crop data was collected for two years from OSU South Piketon and Hoytville research stations with one additional year of data being collected in 2012.