MU Hosts Cover Crop, Soils Program

Farmers to learn of soil health, managing cover crops.

Published on: Jan 17, 2014

Four University of Missouri specialists will speak on "Cover Crops and Soil Health" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at MU's Forage Systems Research Center in Linneus.

Kerry Clark, a research specialist at the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia, will open the session with a discussion on soil health. Richard Hoorman, extension agronomist, will speak on how to build cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation.

Charles Ellis, extension natural resources engineer, will discuss cover crop seeding methods.  Bill Wiebold, state agronomy specialist, will speak on the impacts of long-term no-till methods.

A chili supper begins at 6 p.m. and sessions start at 6:30 p.m. The event and meal are free.

PROMOTING SOIL HEALTH: Kerry Clark will discuss how farmers can determine the health of their soil.
PROMOTING SOIL HEALTH: Kerry Clark will discuss how farmers can determine the health of their soil.

Contact the MU Extension Center in Linn County at 660-895-5123 for more information.

Source: University of Missouri Extension