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Corn and Cover Crops
Saturday, Aug. 21 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.
CEU credits available: 0.5 credits for Crop Management (Planting Equipment) and 0.5 credits for Pest Management (Cover Crops & Pests).
Nathan & Sarah Anderson | Bobolink Prairie Farms
Shane Susie, Roger Wilcox, John Wilcox | Wilcox Farms
Note: The field day is 1 mile south of the Rock Branch Church and one-half mile east.
Speaker: Alison Robertson – plant pathologist, Iowa State University
Join these farming neighbors to learn about their goals for cover cropping, which include soil improvement, grazing forage, primary crop health and yield, and weed control. Alison Robertson, a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at ISU, will also be on hand to discuss her lab team’s research on the implications for crop disease management when using cover crops. See planter set-up for no-till planting into cover crops and live cover crop seeding demos.
Nathan and Sarah Anderson, PFI lifetime members, own and operate Bobolink Prairie Farms near Aurelia, Iowa, raising corn, soybeans, cattle, small grains and hay.
Shane Susie, Roger Wilcox and John Wilcox raise corn, soybeans, and small grains near Correctionville, Iowa. They also operate Wolf Creek Seeds, a corn and soybean seed dealership, and Old 20 Ag, a cover crop seed and seeding business.
- Cover crop seeded after small grains
- Cover crop seeding equipment demos
- Corn following rye cover crop
- Grazing cover crops