Cover Crop Field Walk set for Aug. 9, 2018

Focus on planting cover crops is the topic for this upcoming Cover Crops Field Walk in Clinton County.

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Photo by MSU Extension.

The Michigan State University Extension cover crops team has been hosting a series of informal field walks looking at different aspects of cover crop management during the 2018 growing season. These walks are an opportunity for producers and agriculture professionals to gather at cover crop field sites across Michigan to observe and discuss cover crops. Topics include use, management, benefits and challenges, species selection and planting.

The next Cover Crop Field Walk is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the Joe Woodruff Farm, 2450 N. Krepps Rd, St. Johns, MI 48879. The focus of this walk will be planting cover crops. MSU cover crop specialists and Extension educators will be on-hand to discuss drill calibration, species selections and mixes, seeding depths and rates. There will also be a planting demonstration and discussions on various planting methods and equipment.  Light refreshments will be served.

There is no cost for attending. Reservations are encouraged so necessary materials can be prepared. Call 989-317-4079 or email to reserve your spot.

Please contact members of the MSU cover crop team for more information: Dean Baas (, Christina Curell ( or Paul Gross (

Visit the MSU Extension Cover Crop website for cover crop information and location and details for future field walks.

This work is supported by Project GREEEN and the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program 2017-70006-27175 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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