Heron Lake Watershed District Cover Crop Demonstration Project Features NCR-SARE Grant Project
As part of the 2012 Third Crop Walk-n-Talks, you can join in an afternoon of cover crop discussion at the Ackermann Farm west of Lakefield, MN on November 7, 2012, from 1-3pm.
The Heron Lake Watershed District and Jerry and Nancy Ackermann have been awarded an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant to continue their work with cover crops that they started in 2011. They will be using a helicopter to aerially apply winter cereal rye, purple top turnip, and tillage radish into a 37 acre field of soybeans. Aerial application allows for the cover crop seed to germinate before the cash crop is harvested which allows for a longer cover crop growing season.
Attendees will learn about cover crops, hear the details of the Ackermann project, and get a chance to view the rye-turnip-radish cover crop mixture in the field.
Jerry and Nancy Ackermann
Heron Lake Watershed District
University of Minnesota Extension
Contacts for this event:
Jan Voit, Heron Lake Watershed District, 507-793-2462
Jill Sackett, UMN Extension/Rural Advantage, 507-238-5449
From Interstate 90: Take Exit 64 for MN Hwy 86 and Lakefield. Travel north for about 2.5 miles. Turn west onto Mill Rd. W. / 820th St. / Co Rd 14 and travel about 5.5 miles. The Ackermann farmstead will be on the north side of the road.
39750 820th Street
Lakefield, MN 56150
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FNC12-894, Heron Lake Watershed District Cover Crop Demonstration Project .