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April 6 Field Day to Showcase No Till With Cover Crops Cropping System


April 1, 2021

Photo courtesy of Tonya Gratz

A shovel can tell one a lot about the health of the soil. Cover crops and no till increase soil health. There will be a lot to discover at the April 6 field day put on by the Farmers of the Sugar River.

Farmers are using new ways to grow crops that save time, money and build better soil health. Converting to a no till with cover crops cropping system is the central theme for the field day to be held at the Nancy Coplien Farm, N2793 County S, north of Juda, on April 6, 2021. The field day will start at 10:30 a.m. and end after lunch.

Farmers that have cover crops planted and growing, the spring planting window is an opportunity to learn to plant green. To plant green, a farmer plants the crop (typically corn or soybeans) into a living, growing cover crop, often a cereal rye. It's a key...

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