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Cover Crop Anthem

You’re got erosion on the slope, here’s a clever way to cope…
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.

It’s a Snuggie for the soil if keeping healthy is a goal…
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.

In the winter when it’s brown, you’d be smart to plant ‘em down…
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.

Soil movin’ ev-‘ry year can get your pants in a bunch;
Five tons an acre is TOO DARN MUCH!

Earthworms tend to thrive with organic matter inside…
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.

Water infiltrates when the soil tilth is great…
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.

Fertility improves when the N is fixed or used…
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.

If you wanna feed the world, first you’ll need to feed the worms;
if the farm’s to last forever, you’ve gotta be clever!
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.
Cover crops, C-C-C-cover crops.
Cover crops, growin’ the cover crops.
Don’t farm naked!

 

 

 

 

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