Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cover Crop Field Days

The University of Missouri Extension will be hosting two cover crop field days.  The first field day farm is a recipient of a SARE Farmer/Rancher Grant.  The second field day is a farmer who is trying different cover crops in his cropping system.

Grazing Cover Crops In Standing Corn Field Day
November 7, 2011
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Cope Farm near Bellflower, MO

The field day discusses broadcasting winter cover crops into standing corn using high clearance ground spreaders. Information will be presented on pounds of cover crop grown under 4 corn populations, corn yield, costs and feeding trials of lambs. This is the second year of plot information.
Cover Crop In Row Crops Field Day
November 8, 2011
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Willott Farm near Laddonia, MO

Two planting dates of winter cover crops
Plots are 22’x120’

The field day discusses planting dates, seeding rates, yield gains and other benefits of cover crops. Species growing include: winter oats, radishes, crimson clover, turnips, kale, Marshall ryegrass, Gulf ryegrass, buckwheat, oats-crimson clover combinations.
For more information, contact Richard Hoormann, Agronomy Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Montgomery County, 310 Salisbury St., Ste. E., Montgomery City, MO 63361, 573-564-3733.

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