On-Farm Cover Crop Research Trials
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | Noon-2:30 p.m.
Host: Will & Cassie Cannon
After leaving his agribusiness job in 2013, Will Cannon returned to the family farm full-time. Will and his wife, Cassie, farm 1,400 acres of strip-till corn and no-till soybeans, and use cover crops on a large scale. They use precision technology to apply nutrients at variable rates depending on field needs, which mitigates over-application and excess nutrient runoff.
Will is working with PFI’s Cooperators’ Program, using water sensors to determine soil-water availability in research plots with cover crops versus plots with no cover. He is also conducting a research trial to test the feasibility of 15-inch row spacing for soybeans planted green.
At this field day, Will will show and discuss the cover crop research he is doing, as well as his typical cover crop practices and equipment. If you’re curious about measuring the benefits of cover crops, this is a field day for you!
See & Discuss:
- Soil-water availability research plots
- Water sensors & data collection
- 15-inch soybeans, planted green
- Intercropped cereal rye
- Precision agriculture
- Seeding equipment
- Fertilizer equipment
- Reducing fertilizer inputs
- Small grains
Meal Information: The field day will start with lunch.