cover crop http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Record Cover Crop in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/record-cover-crop-maryland-0 <P>SPARKS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has approved a record 607,000 acres of winter grains so far in the state's cover crop program.</P> <P>Lt. Gov. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:43:47 +0000 Don Rush 20063 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Record Cover Crop in Maryland Record Cover Crop in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/record-cover-crop-maryland <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A record 429-thousand acres of cover crops were planted this past fall and exceeds to goal set for 2013.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Martin O&rsquo;Malley hailed the new figures, saying that this demonstrates Maryland farmers are taking the lead in protecting the Chesapeake Bay and the region&rsquo;s quality.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cover crops are one of the key ways the state reduces nutrient runoff&nbsp;and soil erosion.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:56:43 +0000 Don Rush 8199 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net