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Bank On Your Roots Meeting and Tradeshow

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Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Elkhart County Community Center

Dahlia Lane

Goshen, IN 46528

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Bank on Your Roots

A meeting and tradeshow on options in cover crop management

March 9, 2018 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Elkhart County Community Center, Elkhart County Fairgrounds Goshen, IN

Event is Free, Lunch is Provided

Preparing Your Farm for Cover Crops

Know what resources and resource concerns you have on your farm and decide what your main objectives are (yield, lower inputs, conservation, etc) for your operation. What is your “why” for doing cover crops? Make sure to do your homework, research, and talk to others so that you have multiple backup plans.

Measuring Cover Crop Success

Have long-term practical and measurable goals for your cover crop operation. Soil health tests (organic matter, nutrient retention, water capacity) and productivity ($, yield, input reduction) can help measure your goals. Observe your fields, so you can get to the “root” of any problems.

Ag Impacts on Water Quality IN Farm Bureau, State Government Relations

Creative Management Options: Forage and Manure

What are crop rotation options to manage manure applications? How can I use cover crops for feed and forage?

Creative Management Options: Order of Operations

What steps do I take to successfully integrate cover crops into an existing crop rotation? What equipment, herbicide, and nutrients should I consider?

Question Session: All Speakers

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Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Elkhart County Community Center

Dahlia Lane

Goshen, IN 46528

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