A Riley County Soil Health Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 8, at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park in Manhattan, Kansas. The workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. The workshop is hosted by K-State Research and Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The workshop will discuss and highlight recent cover crop research and how cover crops relate to soil health.
Topics and speakers include:
- Using cover crops as a tool for weed control, Anita Dille – Weed Ecology
- Cover crops and the nitrogen cycle in the rotation, Peter Tomlinson – Environmental Quality
- Sorghum response to cover crops in no-till systems, Kraig Roozeboom, Crop Production
- Protecting surface water with healthy soils, cover crops, and fertilizer management, Nathan Nelson, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
- Building better soils with cover crops, DeAnn Presley – Soil Management
- Cover crops in a soybean production system, Doug Shoup – Southeast Area Crops and Soils
- Covers for use by cattle, Jaymelynn Farney – Southeast Area Beef Systems
Registration for the workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to register by Monday, March 5. Contact the Riley County Conservation District to reserve your spot by calling 785-537-8764 or at Aubrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is limited to 200 people, so don’t wait too long to register!