Palouse Cover Crop Field Tour 06.30.22

Updated: Jun 29

Join us for this Palouse Cover Crop Field Tour!


Thursday, June 30

Uniontown, WA

7:30 – 10:00 am


Palouse Conservation District (PCD) will host a Cover Crop Field Tour on Thursday, June 30th from 7:30 to 10:00 am. A local producer will share insights from cover crop trials on their operation, as well as a hands-on soil health demonstration.


Located south of Uniontown, local producer Frank Wolf will discuss the successes and challenges of seed mixes, including seed rates and termination tactics, to build soil fertility and organic matter, reduce soil erosion, and manage compaction, field moisture, weeds, pests, and disease. A hands-on demonstration on how to conduct an on-farm soil health assessment will be provided by planners from PCD and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 am Introduction presented by PCD

8:00 – 8:30 am Hands-On Soil Health Assessment Demonstration No-till system

8:30 – 8:45 am Break & Travel to Adjacent Field

8:45 – 9:15 am Diverse Cover Crop Cocktail

9:15 – 9:45 am Hands-On Soil Health Assessment Demonstration Cover crop experiment

9:45 – 10:00 am Final Thoughts


Participants must provide their own transportation. The location will remain confidential and will be disclosed upon registration. This event is free and open to the public. Dress for the weather. Refreshments will be provided.


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