Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Free cover crop field day to show soil health benefits

See first-hand how cover crops benefit soil health at the Cover Crop Field Day scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 at Mark Allen’s field at 43407 Road 760, just north of Lexington.

Attendees will see five cover crop mixes planted on two different dates and will compare the above-ground biomass with that below ground.

Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the UNL Extension will address whether compaction and infiltration are impacted, how biological activity and organic matter are affected, which mix provides the highest quality forage for grazing and how much crop usable nitrogen can be expected.

There is no cost to attend and coffee and rolls will be provided. RSVP is not required.

The field day is a collaborative effort between University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Central Platte Natural Resources District, Arrow Seed, Green Cover Seed and O’Hanlon Seed Inc.

For more information, contact Teri Edeal, Conservation Agronomist, at (308) 325-1056.