Riley County Soil Health Workshop, August 30

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Join us for a tour of corn and soybeans planted in a variety of cover crops located 2 miles south of Leonardville on Alembic Road.

When: Monday, August 30th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Leonardville Community Center, 118 Erpelding Street, Leonardville, Kansas

After looking at the corn and soybeans, we will head west and north to look at fields planted for summer grazing.

Program speakers and topics:

  • Discussion of an ongoing cereal rye study - Jason Waite, Ph.D., Agronomist, Manhattan Plant Materials Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • “Cover Crops for Weed Suppression” - Dr. Sarah Lancaster, Assistant Professor, Kansas State Research and Extension.
  • “Selecting Winter Cereal Cover Crops to Protect Water Quality and Promote Soil Health” - Elliott Carver, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University
  • Managing soil health for soil carbon and soil carbon markets” - Dr. DeAnn Presley, Professor, Kansas State University Research and Extension.

Coffee, water, and cookies from the Tasty Pastry. Lunch after the tour at the Leonardville Community Center.

To reserve your space, please contact the Riley County Conservation District at 785-537-8764 or by Monday, August 23, 2021

Tags:  soil health cover crops Field Day