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Register now for Cover Crop Field Day on August 18

By Liz Stahl, Extension Educator - Crops 
Soybean planted  into cover crop of cereal rye
Soybean planted into a cover crop of
cereal rye terminated after planting. 
Photo by Liz Stahl

Register now for the 2022 "Cover Crop Field Day: Setting up for Success" at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center by Lamberton, August 18. Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m., and the field day will run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, (lunch included). The field tour will start promptly at 9:00, weather permitting, and the event will be held rain or shine. 

This program is for farmers and those who work with farmers, with or without cover crop experience, and anyone else who would like to learn more about cover crops. After lunch, all interested are invited and encouraged to participate in a Needs Assessment/Focus Group discussion from 1:00 – 2:00 to discuss cover crop research and educational needs. 

Pre-register by August 12 to ensure yourself a meal at Later registrations and walk-ins are still welcome but timely registration is required to ensure yourself a meal. 

Field Day Topics Include: 

  • Interseeding cover crops in corn
  • Planting green with corn and soybean/ termination-timing trial
  • Termination options
  • Summer seeding / prevent plant options
  • Insect interactions with cover crops
  • Cover crops and residual herbicides
  • Breeding efforts with cover crops 

Presenters Include: 

  • Nancy Ehlke, Professor, Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, U of MN, St. Paul
  • Axel Garcia y Garcia, Assoc. Professor / Sustainable Crop Systems Specialist, Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, SWROC, Lamberton 
  • Ethan Ley, Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics 
  • Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, SWROC, Lamberton 
  • Liz Stahl, Extension Educator - Crops, Worthington Regional Extension Office 
  • Eric Yu, Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics 
There is no cost to attend, thanks to sponsorship from Minnesota North Central Region- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (MN NCR-SARE).

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