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MICHAEL FIELDS AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 2015 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

By cptp | 12:18 PM, 08/06/2015

The theme of this year’s conference “Cover Crops and Agricultural Resiliency” features a mix of general sessions and bus tours highlighting successful cover crop practitioners in southeast Wisconsin in a variety of cropping systems.

Agenda:
8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:30 General Session
Building Resilience: Daniel DeSutter, DeSutter Farms Inc., Attica IN,
Cover Crops and Climate Change: Bill Bland, UW Soil Science/ UW- Extension, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
NRCS Cover Practice Standard and Options for Assistance, NRCS Speaker

11:45-3:30 Concurrent Tours with Lunch (please choose one tour)

Tour A: Cover Crops in Organic Systems: Tour will feature the cover crop research of MFAI including organic no-till, new species screening, organic reinvigoration and quackgrass control as well as the successful cover crop practices at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Expert on site: Jim Stute.

Tour B: Cover Crops in No-till and Strip-till Systems: Tour will feature successful practices on rolling, highly erodible soils in the Palmyra area including aerial application in corn and soybean, drilling in standing corn and cocktail mixes after wheat. Experts on site: Tom Novak, Tom Burlingham, Nick Kau.

Tour C: Cover Crops in Fresh Market Production: Tour will feature successful cover crop applications in organic vegetable production at Turtle Creek Gardens, Delavan. Experts on site: Janet Gamble, Steve Tomlins

Cost $30 includes: continental breakfast, lunch and tour)

On-line registration is now open: http://bit.ly/1Spr5Hc. Please register by August 10th to assist in accuracy for event planners. To register by email contact Sandy Andrews: sandrews@michaelfields.org or call 262 642 3303 x 100.