A Matter of Balance: Feeding Our Crops and Protecting Our Water in a Changing Climate

Date: March 6, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Location: A Matter of Balance: Feeding Our Crops and Protecting Our Water in a Changing Climate Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Much of the most productive cropland in the Great Lakes Region has been improved with subsurface tile drains. Research results and on-farm observation has shown that while conservation tillage reduces runoff, nutrient-enriched water from rainfall, snowmelt and other sources can quickly enter subsurface drains by preferential flow through macro pores ‒ large, continuous openings in the soil formed by plant roots, soil fauna, cracks, fissures and other natural phenomena. Soils under no-till crop management often have more continuous macro pores than tilled soils.

For conference information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, 113 North Drive E, Marshall, MI 49068. To register on the web or to find updates, visit http://www.miswcs.org/Local_Events.html.