Cover Crops & Flame-weeding in Corn & Soybeans
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Mark and Melanie Peterson
2311 N Ave
Stanton, IA 51573
a flame weeder in action as an alternative for glyphosate on herbicide
resistant weeds in a no-till system. Dr. Stevan Knevic will demonstrate
how a flame-weeder works and share his research conducted at UNL to
control weeds using propane.
about adding a cover crop to a corn and soybean rotation. See a
demonstration plot of new cover crop plants including: crimson clover,
tillage radish, other legumes and also the old stand bys like winter rye.
from Mark about fall 2012 plans for on-farm research with cover crops to
assess potential for reducing nitrogen in the 2013 corn crop.
- See a live "heli-seeding" demonstration from Johnson Helicopter Service. Helicopter and seeder on premises.
Speakers: Dr. Stevan Knezevic from University
of Nebraska at Lincoln.
The Petersons farm between 300 and 400 acres, using
no-tillage and minimum tillage practices. They raise corn and soybeans using
the latest genetics, and also “no-income-producing livestock” including dogs,
cats and horses.
Take Hwy 34 south into Stanton.
Go west at at Frankfurt St
(which turns into 225th St/N Ave).
Go 6/10 of a mile from the railroad underpass and look for 2311 N Ave.