Event Details

Boone County Cover Crops Field DAy
Mar 19, 2020
8:30am to 3:00pm
Boone County Cover Crops Field Day
When: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Where: Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds Annex Building, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon, IN, 46052
Mike Shuter - Shuter Sunset Farms in Madison County uses no-till, strip-till, and cover crops in a targeted approach to soil health. Inter-seeding cover crops to improve performance, building biomass, and suppress weeds is part of the farm approach. Using cover crops in an organic cropping system is a current development. 
8:30am - Registration & Welcome
9:00am - Project Update - Brian Daggy, Boone Co. SWCD & Curt Emanuel, Boone Co. Extension
9:15am - Soil Health Impacts on Pest and Nutrient Management - Joe Rorick, CCSI Agronomist
10:15am - Break
10:15am - Cover Crop Plot Visits & Soil Health Demos - Mike Wigginton & Angie Garrison NRCS
12:00-12:45pm - Lunch, provided on site
12:45-2:00pm - Keynote Speaker: Mike Shuter - Farming with an Emplasis on Soil Health, No-Till and Land Stewardship
2:00-2:15pm - Break & PARP Registration
2:15-2:45pm - Dicamba Update - Curt Emanuel, PARP Regulatory Topic
Cost: Free. There is a $10 fee for those receiving Pesticide Credit. this program has been approved as a Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP) and for CCH's for Commercial Applicators. 
Some of the day will be spent outside. Please dress accordingly. The agenda may be changed with little notice. 
To register call the Boone County SWCD at 765-482-6355, ext. 8676 or email svaugh@co.boone.in.us by March 17. If special accommodations are needed, call the SWCD office. 
Sponsored by: 
  • Boone County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Boone County Extension Service
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Hendricks County soil & Water Conservation District
Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Organizations
Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds Annex Building 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon IN 46052 US