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Cover Crop Tour - NDSU Campus Fargo September 26 (08/31/17)

Showing various cover crop species in the field and learning about the benefits of cover crops, will be the focus of a North Dakota State University Extension Service field day on Tuesday, September 26.

Cover Crop Tour - NDSU Campus Fargo September 26

Showing various cover crop species in the field and learning about the benefits of cover crops, will be the focus of a North Dakota State University Extension Service field day on Tuesday, September 26.

The half day of educational sessions and field visit will be at the NDSU campus research site, 0.4 miles west on 15th Ave. N from the 15th Ave. N and 18th St. N corner, Fargo, ND, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m.

Sessions at the Fargo research site will feature information about 32 different cover crop species and how they can fit into the farming operation. In addition, a research plot with cover crops interseeded into soybean will be showcased. At a third station, the effect of cover crops on soil health will be discussed. The planter used to interseed cover crops in corn will be available at the site.

Participants will also visit, by bus, the field research and demonstration plots near Hickson. Stops include cover crops interseeded corn, and a research site investigating the effect of cover crops on soil health and fertility when interseeded in corn.

Kandel

Participants in the field day will have the opportunity to learn about cover crop research findings as well as Interact with other participants who already have experience with incorporating cover crops into their farm operations.

To register online go to https://goo.gl/forms/dM3lVdsUsO0s2rd52. Lunch is provided; however, registration is required.

This field day is part of the outreach effort associated with a professional development grant from the North Central SARE (Sustainable Agriculture and Research and Education) and a grant the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded to North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station scientists. Research is conducted to study how cover crops can increase the resilience and productivity of crops such as corn and soybeans and improve soil health and land use efficiency. Information about this research can be found at http://www.cropsyscap.org/               

Hans Kandel

Extension Agronomist Broadleaf Crops

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