Precision Farming With Cover Crops for Soil Health and Conservation

Saturday, July 16 | 10 a.m. – Noon

Hosts: The Wisecup Family

Wisecup Family Farm and Museum | (402) 981-7675 |

Address: 1200 Canal St. | Missouri Valley, IA 51555

IG8A5076The Wisecup family invites you to see how a corn and soybean farm can use cover crops and small grains to improve soil health. Father-son team Lee and Arthur will discuss their use of cereal rye, barley, rapeseed and winter camelina, and take guests to see their short-stature corn research plots. They will also show their diverse assortment of small grains and precision technology equipment – including a drill for planting multi-species cover crops, a roller-crimper and more.

Coupled with their long-time interest in soil health practices, the Wisecups have improved profitability on their acres through precision conservation, and were the 2019 recipients of the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Precision Farmer of the Year Award. The Wisecups are eager to discuss their practices and help other farmers discover opportunities to integrate similar soil health strategies.

Speaker: Mike Dickenson – Iowa Cover Crop Seed | Additional farm business partners will be present


See & Discuss:

  • Corn and soybeans planted into a terminated cover crop mix
  • John Deere equipment and technology
  • Multi-species cover crops
  • Farm-wide soil health strategies
  • Precision farming and conservation
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service programs
  • Experiences with Cargill and PFI cost-share programs

Location Notes: From U.S. 30, turn south onto N. Willow Road (the sign says Jopine Place). Take an immediate sharp left onto Canal Street and the farm will be on the right. The Wisecup Farm and Museum is located across from the John Deere dealer.

Meal Information: Lunch will follow the field day.

RSVPs appreciated for the meal by July 11


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