Purdue Hosting Cover Crops Management Meeting

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Soil Health Meeting – Using Cover Crops as a Management Tool

The use of cover crops as a management tool for improving soil health will be discussed at the Eaton Community Building on February 26. The program takes place from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and is targeted at farm operators, agribusiness employees, educators, and anyone with an interest in learning more about the use of cover crops in production agriculture. The Eaton Community Building is located at 600 E Harris Street, Eaton, IN 47338.

Hans Kok, Coordinator of the Indiana Conservation Cropping Initiative, will cover the following topics:

  • Why use cover crops?
  • Economics—are cover crops worth the money?
  • Pros and cons of using cover crops;
  • Which cover crops are right for my operation?
  • Tips for successful cover crop management.

In addition, attendees will learn about cost-share available through USDA-NRCS and the clean sweep pesticide disposal program. The meeting is an approved Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program (PARP); bring your private applicator license and cash or check for the $10 fee if you want PARP credit.

The program is hosted by Purdue Extension, USDA-NRCS, and the Soil & Water Conservation Districts for Delaware and Blackford Counties. Registration is requested by February 22. For more information about the program, and to register, please contact Michael O’Donnell at (765) 747-7732 or modonnel@purdue.edu.

Submitted by:

Michael O’Donnell
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Purdue Extension, Delaware County
(765) 747-7732
modonnel@purdue.edu

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