Portland Press Herald shares Cooperative Extension cover crop advice 

A Portland Press Herald gardening column shared Richard Brzozowski’s advice about planting oats as a cover crop. Brzozowski is the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s food systems program administrator. Columnist Tom Atwell said Brzozowski recommends oats to enrich the soil, prevent erosion and inhibit weeds. Oats, says Brzozowski, will be killed off by the first hard frost and form a mat that will protect the soil during the winter.