Cover Crops

A test plot of crimson clover at USDA NRCS Plant Material Center.

Join us for the 2017 Fall Cover Crop Field Day!
See first-hand how cover crops benefit soil health.

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.
*How much crop usable nitrogen can be expected.

(Date to be determined at this time- please check back next week.) There is no cost to attend- coffee and rolls will be provided.  RSVP is not required.

Field days are a collaborative effort between the UNL Extension, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Central Platte Natural Resources District, Arrow Seed, Green Cover Seed, and O’Hanlon Seed Inc.

For more information on upcoming events, contact Dean Krull (402) 469-0155.

A root that has been pulled of purple top turnip at USDA NRCS Plant Material Center.

This is a plot of cereal rye grass at the University of Missouri Extension Bradford Research Center.

Corn is coming up a month after being planted into cover crops at the Goodwater Research Farm.