Low-flying planes in NE Iowa and SW Wisconsin are applying cover crops

During this week of August 23, Black Sand Granary out of Patch Grove, WI will be aerially applying cover crops across many acres in southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. The work completed is under guidance found within the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

These low-flying, yellow planes will be dropping cover crop seeds (barley, rye, and medium red clover) into production fields. Planes will be operating out of local airports within the region during this time. The aerial seeding is intended to cover the ground with living plants after annual crops are harvested to improve soil health and water quality.

Any questions or concerns about the low-flying aircraft should be directed to Black Sand Granary at 608-412-5669 or the local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office.