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Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshop

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Topics include: Soil Quality Assessment, Soil Health and Your Health, Farmer Talk on Cover Crops, Cover Crop Calculator, Precision Agriculture, Field Demonstrations

What
  • Workshops
When May 02, 2013
from 08:30 am to 01:30 pm
Where Corvallis, OR
Contact Name
Contact Phone 541-753-7208
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NRCS Plant Materials Center
3415 NE Granger Ave, Corvallis, OR
Free Workshop!
Lunch provided!

RSVP required by 4/29/2013

Topics include:
Soil Quality Assessment
Soil Health and Your Health
Farmer Talk on Cover Crops
Cover Crop Calculator
Precision Agriculture
Field Demonstrations

Agenda:

Time Item Presenter Topic
 8:30 – 8:45  Welcome/Introductions  Matteson
8:45 – 9
SQP – sample & report
T Matteson, Benton SWCD
Soil health report and sample collection
9-9:30
SWV GWMA
A Eldridge, DEQ
How is soil health related to your health?
 9:30-10 Use of Cover Crops for Soil Health
 Don Wirth, Saddle Butte Ag Straight talk on cover crop use.
 10-10:30  Cover Crop Calculator  N Andrews Cover Crops improve soil health.  How to determine what nutrients are added to your field.
 10:30 – 10:45  BREAK  
 10:45-11:15  Precision Agriculture  Eric Shumaker – Wilbur-Ellis What tools are used in precision agriculture?
 11:15-noon  Transport to field / lunch/Precision Ag equipment display  
Afternoon field demonstrations – 3 groups rotate to 3 stations
Noon-12:30 Ag stability – infiltration
Soil sample collection
Ron Raney
Teresa Matteson/students
Rotation
12:30-1 Cover crop sample collection Nick Andrews
Rotation
1-1:30 Cover crop cocktails and seeding rates Annie Young-Mathews
Rotation – in-field cover crop trials; 6 species, mixes, seeding rates; weed suppression
1:30 Culminating thanks

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