Hearing a lot about cover crops lately but unsure if or how they will work for you? Then plan to attend the Cover Crop Field Day at the University of Illinois Extension Ewing Demonstration Center on March 28, 2014 starting at 10 AM. The field day offers the latest information on cover crops uses – from livestock grazing, soil erosion and compaction reduction, increasing soil organic matter, to increasing future nutrient availability.
Topics for the tour include:
– Cover Crop Termination, Mike Plumer, private consultant
– Cover Crop Success and Failures, Panel Discussion
– New Farm Bill, FSA Update, Bruce Morrison, Hamilton Co. FSA
– Tour of Cover Crop Plots at EDC, Nathan Johanning, Extension Educator, Small Farms and Local Foods.
The center is located north of Ewing, IL (Ewing is about 20 minutes south of Mt. Vernon) on the North Ewing Rd. (watch for signs). Ewing Demonstration Center started as a soil fertility experiment farm and has been in existence for over 100 years.
This program is free of charge and will start promptly at 10 AM, rain or shine, so dress appropriately. A light lunch will be provided. For questions or to register contact Marc Lamczyk U of I Extension, Franklin Co. at 439-3178.
Nathan R. Johanning
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension, Unit 26 serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph, and Williamson Counties
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: (618)687-1727 Fax: (618)687-1612