A survey, administered by Michigan State University Extension staff in the Upper Peninsula seeks to understand current cover crop usage throughout the region, and barriers to increased adoption.
Upper Peninsula farmers take part in soil productivity on-farm field days to better understand soil health and learn from one another.
The tour and program on Sept. 8, 2016, will feature cutting-edge soil health, environmental stewardship and crop production practices. Farmers, landowners and conservationists are invited to attend.
Researchers will partner with Michigan growers to conduct extensive soil health and crop monitoring aimed at identifying practices that can jumpstart soybeans.
Michigan State University will host its first Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016, at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.