CHILTON, Wis. — Calumet County Ag Stewardship Alliance will host its first field day event on Aug. 25 to demonstrate and discuss manure infiltration into the soil.
The farmer-led watershed conservation group is inviting agricultural industry professionals and interested residents to learn more about how certain application practices affect manure infiltration. There will be multiple stations and three soil pits will include comparisons between the following manure application techniques: pretillage with incorporation vs. incorporation only, pretillage with top dress vs. top dress only, and two minimum-disturbance toolbars. The field day will also include plots with various techniques of incorporating manure with cover crops, such as pre-plant application and post-plant application.
For safety from coronavirus, groups of fewer than 10 people will be allowed per station with 6-foot physical distancing. Masks are recommended and will be provided.
IF YOU GO
When: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25
Where: Corner of County Highway E and Twain Road (Chilton, Wis.)
Register by Aug. 24 at https://tinyurl.com/ccasa2020.
About the Calumet County Agriculture Stewardship Alliance
Calumet County Ag Stewardship Alliance is a nonprofit group of innovative farmers, committed community members and other professional partners dedicated to championing sustainable farming practices that protect water quality and build healthy soil.
— Calumet County Ag Stewardship Alliance
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