March 29, 8:30am–3:30pmWhere
Greene County Fairgrounds, Buckeye Room 100 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia,
Farmers who want to improve their soil’s health and cut input costs all while benefiting Ohio’s water quality may want to consider adding cover crops to their fields.
Additional benefits for growers to add cover crops such as oilseed radish, cereal rye, Austrian winter pea and crimson clover include reducing soil erosion and nutrient losses.
The workshop is offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Greene Soil and Water Conservation District.
The workshop discussion will also focus on how the use of cover crops can have a positive impact on improving the state’s watersheds.
Topics for the daylong event include:
ECO Farming: Ecological Farming Practices
Soil Ecology and Nutrient Recycling
Biology of Soil Compaction
Economics of Cover Crops
Keeping Nutrients Out of Surface Water
Using the Cover Crop Selector Tool
Raising Homegrown Nitrogen
Managing Grasses and Brassica in Your Crop Rotation
Open Discussion: Using Cover Crops in a Crop Rotation
The registration cost for the workshop is $35 and includes lunch and handouts.
For more information or to register, contact the Greene SWCD at 937-372-4478.