Cover Crops Field Day Scheduled for July 1 at Arlington Research Station

When:  July 1, at 1 p.m. (please arrive by 12:45 p.m.)

Where: Public Events Building
Arlington Agricultural Research Station
N695 Hopkins Rd
Arlington, WI

Cost: FREE!

What:

Interest and adoption of cover crops in the upper Midwest has grown in recent years.  Some advantages include helping reduce soil erosion, potential use as forages for livestock, and improved soil structure and water infiltration.

UW Madison will be hosting a Cover Crop Plot tour beginning at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Research Station.  The tour will include an opportunity to look at the cover crop research plots, both in conventional and organic production systems, see the different equipment they are using, the trials, and visit with the researchers and fellow farmers adopting cover crops in their cropping rotations.

Tours will be led by Rodrigo Werle (Weed Scientist), Brian Luck (Biosystems Engineer), Erin Sliva (Organic Production Specialist), Mike Bertram (Experiment Station Superintendent) and Nick Arneson (Weed Science Researcher).

There is no cost to attend the workshop, participants should meet at the Public Events Building at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station located at N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI at 12:45 p.m.

The workshop will be adhering to UW Madison requirements on outdoor university affiliated events, individuals may choose to wear a face covering and those who are not vaccinated to COVID-19 should maintain six feet physical distancing and if physical distancing is not possible, wear a face covering.

 

Questions? Please email rwerle@wisc.edu.

Written by Bill Halfman, Extension Monroe County Agriculture Agent.