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Published November 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

Opinion: An unexpected bonus while hunting

Don, one of my best friends, is a farmer. Like any great artist, he leaves his signature on any given field. It may be the well thought out planting of trees, or it may be a few rows of milo down the middle of a CRP field. Last Sunday while pheasant hunting, we learned that he had taken his personal touch to a new level. After harvesting a wheat field last August, Don planted a mix of turnips, radishes, peas and lentils over the stubble. This adds nitrogen to the soil. The deep-penetrating radishes also aerate the soil.

By: Roger Wiltz, The Daily Republic

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