There is a Cover Crop Strategies Field Day on Tuesday, April 7th. This is a follow-up to a field day held last fall when the cover crops were green and growing. This spring the focus is on what’s been happening “below” the soil surface!! Some of the specific points to be discussed will include managing cover crops in the spring, preparing to plant the next crop, and year-round tips for effective cover crop use.
This Field Day will be held southwest of St. Marys on SR 364, just north of SR 219. The field is located just south of the St. Marys Township House (10752 SR 364). The “Open House” is from 2p to 7p with informational tours scheduled at 2:30p, 4:30p, and 6p. Other information will include crop insurance and the use of cover crops and EQIP funding through the NRCS. The High-Boy seeder that was used to seed into the standing corn last August will be onsite. This Field Day is being hosted by OSU Extension Shelby, Mercer, and Auglaize Counties; and Vantilburg Farms, Celina. There is no cost to attend.