The Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Boone County Extension Service are hosting a Cover Crops Field Day on Thursday, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The program will be held in the Annex Building at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon.

The program will include a discussion of the financial benefits of cover crop, species selection, herbicide management, how cover crops can impact available soil nitrogen, and touring cover crop plots to discuss production systems and impacts on soil health. Program speakers include Mike Wigginton from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Corey Lacey from the Purdue Agronomy Department, Brian Daggy from the Boone County SWCD, Curt Emanuel from Boone County Extension and a farmer panel featuring Bruce Guernsey, Zach King and Clint Orr.

The program has been approved as a Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP). Lunch, sponsored by the Boone County Farm Bureau, will be provided. There is no cost except for a $10 fee for those seeking pesticide credit. Pre-registration is requested to help with meal planning. To register call the Boone County SWCD at 765-482-6355, ext, 134 or send an e-mail to Much of the program will take place outside at the field plots so participants should dress accordingly.

See the flyer at the link at the bottom of this page for additional information.