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Joe Stapleton owns a farm near Spring Green, Wisconsin. He's a conventional farmer, so he does use some chemical herbicides and fertilizers on the fields where he grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa.

But Stapleton also uses cover crops and no-till drilling, practices made popular by organic...

Kaukana — The newly launched Alliance for the Great Lakes project is aiming to have farmers in Brown and Outagamie counties establish 2,000 acres that have a significant portion of perennial forages, or European cool season grasses, during the next three years.

Focused on...

The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will host eight Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Meetings around the state, starting Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 9. The purpose of these meetings is to...

Advantages and disadvantages to each species planted, looking at different mixes, sharing experience with cover crops
Slake Test
Runoff Potential
Four principles of soil health and how well cover crops fit

10:00 am - Presentations

Soil Health – What’s all the Hype?
Jamie Patton, Shawano County UW-Extension

Growing Cover Crops in Shawano County
Barry Bubolz, Shawano County USDA-NRCS

Cover Crops Research in Wisconsin
Jim Stute, Michael Fields Institute


Introduction: Pat Socha, Owner Pat Socha Farm
Cover crops after silage - research update: Dan Marzu, Lincoln & Marathon Agricultural Educator Heidi Johnson, Dane County Crops and Soils Educator
Cover Crop Economics: Jim Stute, Michael Fields Institute Research Director


Upcoming Cover Crop Field Days: There are several upcoming cover crop field days around the state of Wisconsin. Data from last year's cover crops will be presented and participants will be able to see...

The Milwaukee River Watershed Clean Farm Families are gearing up for their first Field Day on Wednesday, October 26th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Eskra Farm in Fredonia, WI. This event is free and open to all that are interested.

Event Agenda:

10a - Field...

8:15: Sign in Greg Nettekoven Farm (4929 County Rd PP Black Creek, WI 54106)

8:30: No till Corn into Red Clover (Pluses and Minus) Brent Petersen

9:00: Air flow application, (Larsen Coop) of cover crop following Winter Wheat?...

Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while...