Wright Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Minnesota Extension, and Centra Sota Cooperative are planning a soil health field day.
This field day will be a great opportunity to see strip tillage in action. Mike will be harvesting sections of his corn field so participants can see how the equipment prepares the seed bed for planting while leaving residue to protect the soil between the rows. Soil pits will demonstrate how strip tillage affects soil structure, organic matter, plant root growth, and more. There will also be presentations on how to utilize soil health management from the agronomic perspective.
Reduced or conservation tillage leaves at least 30% of the residue on the soil surface following planting of the next cash crop. Leaving residue on the surface protects the valuable topsoil from erosion, promotes infiltration and reduces nutrients leaving the field through runoff.
This field day will include a discussion on agronomics of soil health practices, a demonstration of strip tillage equipment, and an in-depth dive into soil structure above and below the surface.
A complimentary dinner is included.
Free to attend.
Please RSVP by September 25 using the link below.
University of Minnesota Extension is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services, and activities. To request accommodations for persons with disabilities contact Taylor Herbert at 612-394-5229 two weeks before the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.