From the organizers:
Dr. Audrey Gamble, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System soil specialist, said these workshops will be a great opportunity for producers to learn strategies to manage cover crops on their farms.
“Cover crops can provide numerous benefits in cropping systems,” Gamble said. “They help to reduce soil erosion, conserve soil moisture, and suppress weeds. Cover crops also contribute organic matter to the soil, which is important for increasing the amount of nutrients and water that a soil can hold.”
Central Alabama Cover Crop Field Day
The Cover Crop Field Day in central Alabama will also include a tour of research plots. Later, tour attendees will travel to Lazenby Farms for on-farm demonstrations. Lunch will be served at Lazenby Farms, also courtesy of NRCS. Free.
- Rye establishment and planting dates
- Cover crops and weed suppression
- Legumes in cover crop mixtures
- Effect of cover crop residue on urease inhibitors
- Equipment demonstration for working in heavy reside (on-farm)
- Cover crop mixtures and soil health (on-farm)
- NRCS rainfall simulator demonstration (on-farm)
See the full agenda for the Cover Crop Field Day in central Alabama here: Central Alabama Cover Crop Tour Agenda.
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