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MU hosts cover crop and soils program, Feb. 12 in Linn County

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Linda Geist
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University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
Email: GeistLi@missouri.edu

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Story source:

Valerie Tate, 660-895-5123

LINNEUS, Mo. – Four University of Missouri specialists will speak on “Cover Crops and Soil Health” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at MU’s Forage Systems Research Center in Linneus.

Kerry Clark, a research specialist at the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia, will open the session with a discussion on soil health. Richard Hoorman, extension agronomist, will speak on how to build cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation.

Cover crop seeding methods will be discussed by Charles Ellis, extension natural resources engineer.  Bill Wiebold, state agronomy specialist, will speak on the impacts of long-term no-till methods.

A chili supper begins at 6 p.m. and sessions start at 6:30 p.m. The event and meal are free.

Contact the MU Extension Center in Linn County at 660-895-5123 for more information.