Cover Crops & Forages Field Day

September 24, 2019 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Farm Fields of Rich D'Arcy and Ryan Shaw near M-53 / M-46 (2 Miles North of M-46/M-53 intersection and 1/4 Mile West on Upper Rd.)

Contact: Philip Kaatz

There is no charge for this program  
Lunch, refreshements and portable restrooms available for all participants

Pre-registration is required!

The Field Day will feature:

  • Demonstration plot following wheat, planted to 36 individual cover crops and 6 cover crop mixes
  • Interseeded cover crop mixes into corn (control, winter-kill mix, winter-hardey mix) planted at the V5 growth stage. Dr. Karen Renner discusses the research trial scope and possible outcomes.
  • Is there potential for cover crops to decrease soybean cyst nematode? Dr. George Bird discusses this cover crop demonstration.
  • Rainfall simulator to demonstrate soil health concepts - featuring the MSU Extension Cover Crops Team
  • Cover crop education by MSU specialists on species, soybean cyst control, plus education on the termination of interseeded cover crops
  • Interseeding equipment demonstration
  • Forage Education by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Agronomist on the use of cover crops as emergency feed or an annual forage for livestock.

A tent will be available in case of inclement weather.

To insure lunch: Please Pre-Register!!


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