June 2, 2021 / Uncategorized / Keli Kirby

Cover crops are important to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the productivity of Maryland’s farmland. In the fall, cold-hardy cereal grains such as wheat, rye and barley are planted as cover crops in newly harvested fields. Once established, cover crops recycle unused plant nutrients remaining in the soil from the previous summer crop and protect fields against wind and water erosion. Sign up is from July 1, 2021 to July 16, 2021.

To apply for a cover crop grant click here.