MT. STERLING - Do Cover Crops have advantages for your farm? You bet your bottom dollar! Whether you have a livestock farm, grain farm, or both, the benefits of Cover Crops will be covered Friday, August 11, at the Jay Aspenson Farm near Mt. Sterling.
The real Cover Crops Kick-off of the summer starts with clover after winter wheat! Jay will demonstrate results of frost-seeding red clover into standing wheat. Real Nitrogen results from Cover Crops will be presented!
Jay Aspenson has been using Cover Crops for several seasons and will be discussing his practices for frost seeding red clover, the seeding attachment he has incorporated for planting Cover Crops with vertical tillage, and his planter setup for no-till into Cover Crops.
Dr. Erin Silva, nationally recognized Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist, will talk about how the innovative Roller Crimper techniques can work on your farm. Dan Smith of the UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program will highlight herbicide considerations when utilizing Cover Crops.
Interested in the Cover Crop programs? Cover Crop programs for Vernon and Crawford County will be reviewed by Dave Troester and Karyl Fritsche, and Ben Wojahn.
This field day will be held at Jay Aspenson’s wheat field that is one mile west on Rounds Road off Hwy. 27 just South of Mt. Sterling. The field day starts at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude with lunch at 12:00 noon. There is no charge for attending but registrations are required for lunch and can be completed by contacting Sarah at 608-637-5480 or firstname.lastname@example.org .