The 2015 Farming for Soil Health Workshop set for March 24 in Muncie will provide attendees with information on cover crop seeding methods, no-till planter setup and troubleshooting, research on soil compaction and long-term no-till systems, and nutrients in tile systems.
Starting this month, Purdue Extension will offer a series of traditional winter farm meetings with a digital-age twist: Participants and presenters from throughout the state will be linked via the Internet.
A national survey--conducted by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)--has documented for the second year in a row that farmers see a yield increase from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans. It also provides information on the challenges and benefits that farmers see and expect with cover crops, costs of seed and establishment of cover crops, and how farmers learn to
Michael visits a specialty crop farm to discuss a cover crop mix planted after a potato crop. A four-way cover crop mix is discussed, along with details of each species, the benefits of cover crops in a small-scale production system, and management details.