Our last episode introduced you to the “Scratch 80”. It’s an Illinois farm severely lacking in habitat beneficial to wildlife. Casey and Louie assessed the biggest needs on the farm and cover was one of the biggest. With that in mind, the first step in improving the habitat was to get native warm season grasses planted. Preparation is key when it comes to planting switchgrass and this episode takes you through the steps they took from abandoned grassland to planted switchgrass that will provide beneficial wildlife cover for years to come.