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Newell set for Aug. 24 field day

By Staff | Aug 22, 2016

NEWELL – Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension will host a cover crop field day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Allee Demonstration Farm, 2030 640th St., Newell.

The event is free and includes coffee at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude with a complimentary lunch.

Cover crops continue to grow in popularity in Iowa due to the many benefits they provide. Such benefits include reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering surface waters, increased soil organic matter and reduced soil erosion.

Choosing which species and seeding method to implement can have a significant impact on achieving these benefits and farmer’s goals.

The agenda topics include:

  • Cover crop species selection and management.
  • Local famers sharing experiences with grazing cover crops and using different seeding methods, including high clearance seeders and aerial application.
  • NRCS program updates for cover crops.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food.

Contact Liz Juchems at (515) 294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu to preregister.

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