COVINGTON, Ind. — How does your water and soil quality affect the growth of crops on your farm? Water quality and the use of cover crops can make a big difference in how well nutrients, such as nitrogen, are held within your soil and prevented from running off into rivers.
The Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension Bi-State Group will host a Water Quality & Soil Health Conference on Feb. 9. This conference will consist of four speakers and will take place at the Beef House Restaurant in Covington, Ind. The presentations will start at 9 a.m. EST (8 a.m. CST) and will conclude with lunch at noon. Doors and day-of registration open at 8:30 a.m.
Topics and presenters of this year’s conference include:
- Interaction of Nitrogen and Cover Crops by Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue University Assistant Professor of Soil Conservation and Management
- Ten Ways to Keep Nitrogen in Fields and out of Rivers by Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois Extension Educator, Commercial Ag.
- A Producer’s Perspective on Using Cover Crops – Economics, Logistics and Benefits by Rodney Rulon, Rulon Enterprises and CCSI Hub Farmer
- Supply Chain’s Role in Nutrient Management and Soil Health by Betsy Bower, Ceres Solutions
The cost for this program is $20 per person, which includes lunch. Please pre-register online by visiting web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv or by phone by contacting Jon Charlesworth at 765-884-0140 ext. 2.
Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension provide equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact your local Extension office.
— Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension