January 29th Workshop Promotes Benefits of Cover Crops for Farmers

OSU Extension will host an intensive cover crop workshop in London, OH on Friday, January 29th. The workshop, which offers CCA credits, will focus on using cover crops to promote soil health for farmers and to provide additional forages for livestock producers.

The workshop will offer growers an advanced, marathon session on cover crops, with the opportunity to work hands-on with soils and seeds and learn about managing specific cover crops, he said.

Topics for the daylong workshop include:

  •          ECO Farming: Ecological Farming Practices
  •          Soil Ecology and Nutrient Recycling
  •          Biology of Soil Compaction
  •          Soil Demonstrations
  •          Keeping Nutrients out of Surface Water
  •          Economics of Cover Crops
  •          Using the Cover Crop Selector Tool
  •          Raising Homegrown Nitrogen for Fertilizer or for Forages
  •          Managing Grasses and Brassica in Your Crop Rotation or for Forages
  •          Open Discussion: Using Cover Crops in Your Farming Operation

The registration cost for the workshop is $35 and includes lunch, handouts, fact sheets and a new Midwest Cover Crop Field Guide.(Cover crops Flyer) The event is on Friday, January 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Madison County Engineer’s Office, 825 US 42 North East, in London. To register, contact Mary Griffith, Extension Educator Madison County, 740-852-0975 ext. 13. The deadline to register is Jan. 27.

Crop consultants can obtain a total of 5.5 Certified Crop Advisor hours in Soil & Water (SW), Nutrient Management (NM), and Pest Management (PM).

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