Join Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon for a program on Backyard Cover Crops. The program is being held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine St. Elizabeth, IL. There will be a $5 charge to attend the program. Pre-registration is required by February 17. To register or for more information on this program please visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw or call us at 815-858-2273.
“Cover crops are a growing interest for backyard growers. Many growers are looking to plant these after their summer crops but also during the spring to enhance their growing area. What growers encounter when considering cover crops is that there is a wide range of options and it can be difficult to narrow down which cover crop makes the most sense” states McCarty.
This program will provide an overview on cover crops, their drawbacks/benefits, how to decide on a cover crop, and getting the most out of your cover crop.