A cover crop workshop and field day will cover a range of subjects relating to the practice in Delaware. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. on September 29 at the University of Delaware’s Outreach and Research Center at 884 Smyrna-Leipsic Road in Smyrna.
Featured speaker will be Steve Groff who, along with Dr. Ray Weil, was instrumental in developing the Tillage Radish® over a 10-year period. Each year, he oversees hundreds of replicated research plots, focusing on the economics and nutritional influence of cover crops. Groff also grows 200 acres of grain crops, 30 acres of pumpkins and two acres of high tunnel heirloom tomatoes in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Topics for the event include:
- How to choose the right varieties to achieve your goals.
- Strategies to take cover crops to the next level.
- Chance to see summer cover crops.
- Information for all farmers; vegetable and grain.
- Cover cropping as part of a nutrient management plan.
Credits: 4 CEU credits for Certified Crop Advisors
For more information, assistance due to disabilities, or to register for this free DSU Cooperative Extension workshop, contact Jason Challandes: firstname.lastname@example.org, 302.388.2241.
Lunch will be provided.