Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cover Crop Field Day

The University of Missouri's Bradford Research Farm will be having a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 17th from 1-4 pm.

Standard planters are not equipped to handle the heavy residue with cover crops (see photo from last year).

We will demonstrate 6 different types of closing wheels that can be used in planting into a heavy cover crop residue.

At the field day we will also highlight  how the cover crops were established and the successes and challenges that we had in 2012 and 2013.

We will also demonstrate the roller/crimper and discuss advantages and disadvantages.

For driving directions to the Bradford Research Farm click here or call 573-884-7945.

2012 closing wheels in thick cover crop.
New closing wheels to be tested at field day.

The roller/crimper

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