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Winter cover crops could reduce nitrogen in drainage water

May 8, 2023  By Jody Heemstra, DRG News

As Corn Belt states seek ways to curb nitrogen flow from farms into the Gulf of Mexico, new research suggests winter cover crops can help. Research from the University of Illinois finds widespread planting of cereal rye in Illinois could reduce nitrate in the state’s tile drainage water by 30 percent. | READ MORE

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