Wright County NRCS and University of Minnesota Extension are hosting a free event from 9am-1pm on April 19, 2013. It will feature speakers on cover crops, tillage, soil health and water quality.
- Field demonstration of the “Soil Warrior” strip till implement by Environmental Tillage Systems
- First hand experiences shared by local landowners
- Lunch and refreshments will be provided
- Jill Sackett U of MN, Cover Crops + Farmer Panel: Jill Sackett is a Local Extension Educator, Conservation Agronomist for University of Minnesota Extension....
A Conservation Tillage Conference is scheduled for February 7th - 8th, 2012, Rochester, MN. Conserve soil, time and fuel with conservation tillage. This conference will send you home with hands-on, how-to information in nearly every aspect of conservation tillage. Whether you are an experienced steward looking to fine-tune what you are doing, a crop consultant who helps growers, or a novice looking to get his feet wet, put this conference on your calendar now. Speakers include experienced growers, agronomists, academic experts and production economists. Sponsored, in part, by NCR-SARE. Visit the...Read More
The news story below features a related NCR-SARE grant LNC09-313, Farmer Field School Approach to Increasing Cover Crop Adoption in Iowa and Minnesota.
MAYER, Minn.— The Schuettes' neighbors probably weren't sure what has been growing for the last few months on a field near Mayer.
Dean Schuette is taking part in a cover crop demonstration project that is trying out tillage radishes. A 17-acre area was planted to spring wheat and harvested this year. On Aug. 10, seven of those acres were planted to tillage radish, seven acres went to a mix of tillage radish,...Read More