Twilight Cover Crop Field Day & Tour October 27

The Leon Yoder Farm is transitioning to organic production.  For the 2016 growing season, a seeding of a cover crop mixture (oilseed radish + medium red clover + annual ryegrass) was broadcast on standing corn at the R4 – R 5 growth stage (dough – dent) using the horse drawn Trail Farm Supply Cover Crop Seeder.

The field day will include discussions, plot viewing & evaluation including plant counts & biomass evaluation, water infiltration evaluation, penetrometer testing of soil compaction status, soil health observations & physical evaluation and a soil pit.

The field day will begin at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; please feel free to come for any or all of this event. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors to the barn.

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