Soil Productivity Field Day – August 24

Agriculture producers wanting to learn more about reduced tillage, no-till and improving soil quality in their farming operation are encouraged to attend a Soil Productivity Field Day on Tuesday, August 24th from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. The event will be held at the Beck Agricultural Center located at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education located on US 52 in West Lafayette.

Phil Needham, Needham Ag. Technologies will be the keynote speaker focusing on “How Tillage Impacts Productivity” followed by a field demonstration on planter setup. The agenda will also include sessions on soil quality, winter cover crops, disease and weed issues in no-till, Atrazine updates, and will include a facilitated discussion with a panel of Farmer’s experienced in no-till.

This workshop is approved for Private Applicator Re-certification (PARP), and Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units.

The no-till field day is open to the public and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Clinton County SWCD office at 765-659-1223 ext. 3.

The Soil Productivity Field Day is being sponsored by the Greater Wabash River Resource Conservation and Development Council, Carroll, Clinton, Howard, Benton and Tippecanoe Co. Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Cooperative Extension, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service and funded in part by an Indiana State Department of Agriculture Clean Water Indiana Grant.

More information can be found in the attached flyer:  Brochure2010draft soilworkshop

August 03, 2010 09:22 am | Education and Resources

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