Have you thought about planting cover crops or maybe experimented with some cereal rye but want to know more? Maybe you have heard about how cover crops can improve soil health but need more information. Plan on attending a workshop this winter that will explain the benefits of cover crops, which cover crops to plant based on your goals and crop rotation, when to plant various cover crops, methods of planting cover crops, how to terminate cover crops, selecting seed mixes, and dealing with voles, moles, and slugs. Are these topics that have caught your interest? Maybe you have had questions that you would like to get answers.
Farmers will have the opportunity to learn more about cover crops in a one-day workshop at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory on Friday, February 10. This program will be held in the banquet room of the Plaza Inn, 491 S Main Street, Mount Victory, OH 43340. The workshop will begin at 8:30 am and end at 3:30 pm. The cost of the all day workshop will be $25 and will include lunch, snacks, and reference materials. This workshop will review some key basic cover crops knowledge, as well as build on that subject matter by offering advanced cover crop information and timely topics related to this conservation and cropping practice.
Instructors for this workshop will be Jim Hoorman, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension – Hardin County, and Wayne Dellinger, OSU Extension – Union County. For more information, go to http://hardin.osu.edu/ or call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 for details and to register. Participants need to be pre-registered by February 3.