University of Maryland Extension

Field Day - Getting the Most From Your cover Crop

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Central Maryland Research and Education Center
University of Maryland Central Maryland Research and Education Center
12000 Beaver Dam Road
Laurel, MD 20708
United States
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Planting cover crops by early September and letting them grow through April can provide a host of potential benefits, including capturing hundreds of pounds of nitrogen and other nutrients, suppressing weeds, building soil organic matter and even increasing crop yields. But, getting a cover crop in that early is a challenge.

Come see the research Dr. Ray Weil and Sarah Hirsh on timing of cover crop planting and spring termination, efficacy of various cover crop species and mixtures, and innovative approaches to getting plant cover crops planted early. There will be a tour of field-plots showing various planting dates and field-plots showing mixed species cover crops that were inter-seeded into a standing soybeans.

Lunch will be provided.

Maryland Department of Agriculture has approved 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for this event.  

So we can order lunch, please RSVP by October 26 with the number attending.

Sarah Hirsh
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