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ICCON New and Emerging Cover Crops Winter Series: Balansa Clover

With support from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC), the Illinois Cover Crop On-Farm Network (ICCON) will be hosting a 4-part winter series exploring “New and Emerging Cover Crops.” The widespread adoption of cover crops in Illinois is critical to achieving the goals of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, but we can’t rely on a one-cover-crop-fits-all-farms solution. We will need options for farmers to choose from that will best fit their unique needs. Looking beyond cereal rye, ICCON’s winter series will feature research, on-farm experience, and insights on 4 different species to expand the possibilities of cover crop adoption across Illinois.

In the first session of the series, Nathan Johanning with University of Illinois Extension will share the work he has been doing in southern Illinois at the Ewing Demonstration Center and other areas looking at the performance and growth of Balansa clover in the region, including some research on nitrogen production, biomass, weed suppression, and strong root growth. The Ewing trials have compared FIXatioN Balansa Clover with other clover species including Frosty Berseem Clover, Kentucky Pride Crimson Clover, and Dixie Crimson Clover. We invite you to bring your questions and come prepared for a lively discussion on the benefits of growing Balansa clover as a cover crop.

CEUs will be available for this series.

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    November 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST

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