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Soil Health - Cover Crops for Healthy Soils, Online plus 2015 Field Day

Course Description:

The online Cover Crops for Healthy Soils course will introduce participants to the basics of using cover crops to improve soil health. Course materials will provide an understanding of the agronomic, economic and environmental benefits of using cover crops in diverse agricultural systems, as well as common barriers to cover crop implementation. Participants also will be introduced to common cover crop species and their potential agronomic benefits and challenges. In addition, this course will guide participants through the process of assisting producers in the proper selection, establishment, management and termination of cover crop species to meet specific soil health and production system goals. The online portion of this course must be completed before the field training.

The Wisconsin field training will build on the online course topics through hands-on activities and farm scenarios. It will also focus on the evaluation of various agricultural practices on soil health parameters and the selling of these concepts to producers. Participants will utilize basic evaluation methods to document soil, water and plant properties in the field. Activities will develop participants’ data collection, communication and problem-solving skills through in-field case studies.

Students may enroll in the online course between now and November 30, 2015, and have until December 31, 2015 to complete the online portion. Field training site(s) will depend on the locations of the online student participants, and will be held after the online course is complete.

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 12:00PM
End Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:00PM
Format: Blended
, Wisconsin
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Cost: 150.00
Partners: NRCS
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015
CEUs Available: CCA CEU's Cover Crops: 4.0 hours Soil and Water and 1.0 hours Crop Management
For: agency staff
beginner conservation professional
Contact: kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu
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DateTitleFormatPriceStateReg.DeadlineDate SortReg.Deadline Sort
10/16/14 9:30am CDTSoil Health - Cover Crops for Healthy Soils - Online Dodgeville (Linden) WI field day on 10/16/2014Blended150.00WisconsinOctober 15, 201414134698001413365400
10/7/14 9:30am CDTSoil Health - Cover Crops for Healthy Soils Online plus Lena, WI field day on 10/07/2014 *Blended150.00WisconsinOctober 6, 201414126922001412616600