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Making Dollars and Sense of Cover Crops

Join us to learn about the economics, logistics, and profits of cover crop usage. The day will include cover crop success stories, phosphorus rate and manure application rate research by SIU-C, farm producer panel, and attendance prizes including 40-acres of soil testing ($350 value) and cover crop seed ($350 value). Advance registration (to Clinton County…
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Cover Crop Adaption: Late Planting and IPM Management

Hosted by Jake and Josh Lieb, Soil Health Partnership farmers, the day willl include Barry Fisher (USDA NRCS) discussing cover crops with late planting, and general tips for quick establishment in Central IL. Stephanie Frischie (Xerces) will share how covers (and the beneficial insects they attract) can be a welcome addition to your IPM plan,…
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Saturated Buffer Field Day

Join the Illinois Land Improvement Contractor's Association, The Nature Conservancy, the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, and others from the state’s agricultural, drainage, and conservation communities for the installation of a saturated buffer along the east branch of the Embarras River in Champaign County. Participants in this open house style field day will have opportunities to…
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Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Multiple presenters will be on hand to discuss: soil health, IL's Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, Conservation Compliance, and Cover Crops. Demonstrations, including soil pits and a rainfall simulator, will be shown. Presenters include: Barry Fisher (USDA NRCS Soil Health Specialist), Lauren Lurkins (IL Farm Bureau Director of Natural and Environmental Resources), Mindy Scott (USDA NRCS…
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