LEESPORT, Pa. — The Cover Crops and Soil Health Field Day workshop will be held at Harlan Burkholder’s farm, 35 Koffee Lane, Kutztown, PA 19530 on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The following topics will be covered: Viewing and discussing diverse cover crop mixes; Benefits, selection and utilization of cover crops; Combining cover crops for varying field and vegetable cropping systems—simple vs. diverse mixes; Soil Health/Soil Quality — How cover crops promote this; Cover crops for cover, erosion prevention, and use as forages (grazing or mechanical harvest); Nutrient recycling, break crops, green manures, pollinators; and Summer annuals, winter-killed cover crops vs. winter annuals and perennials.
Speakers will be Dave Wilson, Penn State Extension, Field and Forage Crops Agronomist, and Damian Loeper, USDA-NRCS Berks County. It is being sponsored by Penn State Extension, with partnership from The Keystone Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society, and King’s AgriSeeds.
There is no charge for the event but pre-registration is appreciated. Register online at https://extension.psu.edu/cover-crops-and-soil-health-field-day or call the Berks County Extension office at 610-378-1327. For questions, contact Dave Wilson, Extension educator, at 610-378-1327, or email to email@example.com.
— Penn State Extension, Berks County