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Location: Nemaha County, Nebraska
Nebraska Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are sponsoring a Cover Crop Field Day Sept. 9. Registration will begin at 9:30 on the Ron Meyer Farm in western Nemaha County, 3/4 mile south of Highway 136 on 628 Avenue. The program begins at 10 a.m.
Speakers and topics will include:
- Mary Drewnoski, extension beef systems specialist,on grazing cover crops for forage
- Chris Proctor, extension educator in weed science on herbicide programs for cover crops.
- Paul Jasa, extension engineer on planting methods for cover crops
- Humberto Blanco, soil scientist, on soil physical properties and cover crops.
Other topics to be discussed by NRCS representatives and extension educators include: water infiltration rates in soil, soil health, uses and potential benefits for different types of cover crops and NRCS programs on cover crops and soil health.
Fees: The field day is free and includes lunch. Following lunch, participants will be able to examine the cover crop plots more closely and talk with presenters and participants. While preregistration isn't required, it is encouraged for lunch and handout materials.
Registration required: Yes