Project Title & Description
COVER CROPS AND CONSERVATION TILLAGE REDUCE NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION (NPS)
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement under the Public Law 111-88. Specifically, this project will establish 15,000 acres of cover crops and promote the use of conservation tillage farming systems to reduce the amount of soil and associated nutrients entering waterways in three Great Lakes watersheds. This project will improve water quality by reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus running off farm fields.