Cover Crop Field Days South Alabama

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Southeast Alabama Cover Crop Field Day

The Southeast Cover Crop Field Day will include a tour of research plots at the WREC. Participants will also visit the Johnson farm for a tour. Additionally, lunch will be provided by the NRCS at the WREC auditorium.

Dr. Audrey Gamble, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System soil specialist, said these workshops will be a great opportunity for producers to learn strategies to cover crops field daymanage 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.”

Topics include:

  • Soil health and cover crops
  • Herbicide residue impact on cover crop establishment
  • Rye establishment and planting dates
  • Equipment demonstration for working in heavy reside (on-farm)
  • Cover crop mixtures (on-farm)
  • NRCS rainfall simulator demonstration (on-farm)

See the full agenda for the Southeast Cover Crop Field Day here: Southeast Alabama Cover Crop Tour Agenda.

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