Insight from 2,020 farmers from across the country reflected enthusiasm for cover crops and—for the fourth year in a row—found a yield boost in corn and soybeans following cover crops. Multi-year data shows the yield boost increases as cover crops are planted year after year, a revelation that points to an appealing long-term benefit of the conservation practice.
Plasticulture Workshop Recap
Heavy rains rendered the Cannon Horticulture too mucky for the planned plasticulture demonstration at the May 9 workshop, but ODAFF and the Kerr Center are nothing if not adaptable.
The demonstration simply moved to dry ground under the cover of the pole barn, and the dozen hearty souls stout enough to brave the inclement weather were treated to a demonstration of the BCS walk-behind tractor’s plastic-laying attachment.
If you missed this one, let it be the last: check out the rest of the Kerr Center’s 2015 events lineup.