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Soil-Water Management - Online Plus Field Day on 10/16/2014 Dodgeville (Linden) WI

Course Description:

This online course will introduce participants to the basics of using cover crops to improve soil health. Course materials will provide participants with 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 will be introduced to common cover crop species and their potential agronomic benefits and challenges. The 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 one-day, intermediate-level field training will build on the online course topics through hands-on activities and farm scenarios. The field training will focus on the evaluation of various agricultural practices on soil health parameters and selling 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. The cost of this course is included in fee for the online Cover Crops for Healthy Soils which must be completed before the field training takes place on Oct. 16, 2014 in Linden, WI
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 4:00PM
Format: In-person
Instructor: kevin.erb
, Wisconsin
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Cost: 150.00
Partners: none
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 16, 2014
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Course Topics: Soil Management
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