This conference will be geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers more successfully use cover crops on their farms.
There will be something for everyone, from farmer’s that have never tried cover crops to veteran cover croppers. Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has worked and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin cropping systems.
Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference
Feb. 27, 2018
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:30 Barry Fisher - Soil Health Principles: Using cover crops and reduced tillage to improve your crop rotations
10:45 - 12:15 Concurrent Sessions: Select a session Session 1: Cover crops for Wisconsin grain systems. Session 2: Cover crops for Wisconsin livestock systems
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 Concurrent Sessions: Select a session Session 3: Risk management/Soil health economics. Session 4: Planter set-up for no-till and cover crops
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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