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Got a perfect cover crop recipe in your rotation? Ever wanted to share it to anyone else?

Look no further! Grassland Oregon is having a cover crop mix giveaway. Grassland Oregon wants to give away $1,000 in cover crop seeds.

By going online to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCRecipe, you can enter your cover crop mix recipe. After submitting your recipe, you will be entered in the giveaway for a chance to win the prize.

Deadline for entries are open until the end of the year, December 31, 2017. This offer is available for anyone to enter. Whether you’re a grower, seed dealer, or conservationist, this giveaway will benefit you.

“Cover crops have been used for centuries,” says Grassland Oregon’s website. “By and large they have been replaced with fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other synthetic inputs that make farming ‘easier’. Now, as these inputs are becoming prohibitively expensive, and much has been learned about the detrimental and erosive effects they have on the soil’s delicate ecosystems, cover crops are once again proving their value in sustainable agriculture. Cover crop knowledge is being re-learned, particularly how they improve soil health by mimicking nature. It’s now apparent that if we feed the soil, the soil will feed our cash crops.”

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