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2015 Cover Crops Field Day

April 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Free

During this field-based workshop, you will learn about techniques to improve your soil with a focus on methods and benefits of growing cover crops. Presentations by experts from Benton Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Oregon State University. Coffee will be served, so bring your cup!
For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Teresa Matteson tmatteson@bentonswcd.org or 541-753-7208

2.5 Certified Crop Advisor CEUs approved

9:00 Welcome! Soil health & cover crops Tom Snyder & Nate Adelman, NRCS
9:15 Cover Crop Selection Tool Annie Young-Mathews, NRCS
9:50 Variety plots & cover crops in rotations Annie Young-Mathews, NRCS
10:30 Termination: the benefits and challenges Tyler Ross, NRCS
11:00 Rotations (3 x 20 min)
• 3-year no-till study; mixes, seeding rates & slugs Annie Young-Mathews, NRCS • Hands-on soil health Teresa Matteson, Benton SWCD • Cover crop sampling and nutrient availability, Aaron Heinrich, OSU

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP appreciated.