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No-Till on the Plains to Host Soil Health Workshop in Enid Focused on Cover Crops and Grazing

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:32:38 CDT

No-Till on the Plains to Host Soil Health Workshop in Enid Focused on Cover Crops and Grazing No-till on the Plains is hosting a soil health workshop on Thursday July 6 in Enid, Okla. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., Northern Oklahoma College’s Gantz Student Center, Montgomery Hall, 2200 E. Maine St., Enid. Speakers will address a variety of soil health topics.



-       Dr. Richard Teague, Associate Resident Director and Professor, Texas A&M University AgriLife Research, Vernon, Texas, will present “Managing Grazing to Regenerate Soil Health and Ranch Livelihoods”.


-       Doug Spencer, Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Marion, Kan., will speak on “Multi-Use Cover Crops for Grazing and Soil Health”.


-       Jimmy Emmons, grain and cattle producer, Leedey, Okla. will present “Improving Soil Health on the Farm and Ranch”.


-       Darin Williams, continuous no-till producer/soil health practitioner, Waverly, Kan., will discuss “Making at Difference with Livestock, Cover Crops and No-till”.




There is no charge for the event and lunch will be provided. Registration is encouraged, limit of 150 registrations. Visit notill.org or call 785-210-4549 for more information.



This high-quality education event is funded through a grant to Oklahoma State University Extension from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and support from Green Cover Seed.



Registration is available on the No-till on the Plains website.



No-till farming systems offer several advantages to producers willing to implement the system. Fewer trips across fields without tillage passes will reduce fuel costs. Increasing crops in rotations breaks weed and insect pest cycles. Increased crop residue and root systems will increase soil organic matter and microbiological activity, thereby increasing the productiveness and fertility of the soil. Implemented in a site-specific systems approach, no-till will, over time, outperform conventional tillage.




Source - No-till on the Plains




   

 

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