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February 2018

Soil and Water Management Workshop

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Macoupin County Extension Office, 60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, Illinois 62626
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Attend the University of Illinois Extension sponsored workshop on soil and water management from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on February 20th. Duane Friend, University of Illinois Extension educator states, “Those attending will hear about the latest University of Illinois research on soil erosion and how extreme weather affects nutrient transport. Other presenters from Purdue, Georgia and Missouri will discuss cover crop selection, soil microbes, and soil health tests.” The registration deadline is February 14th. Learn more and register below.

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Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482 United States
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Mark your calendars for the Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference February 27th in Steven's Point! The conference will cater to farmers interested in integrating cover crops into their livestock and grain cropping systems. Speaker Barry Fisher, retired from 32 years with the NRCS and current CCA, has worked with many producers to transition from conventional farming systems to conservation management practices such as no-till and cover crops. Read more about the event here!

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March 2018

PARM Webinar on Sensor-Based Nitrogen Management

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Dr. Joshua McGrath, Extension associate professor and soil management specialist at the University of Kentucky, will provide his expertise on how sensors can help you make more informed nitrogen decisions! Understanding in-field nitrogen variability and applying fertilizer accordingly assists growers in placing fertilizer where it’s needed, thereby increasing nitrogen use efficiency while reducing environmental impacts from excess nitrogen loss. Watch our FREE PARM webinar to help you and your customers reap these benefits! Register here! During this live event, audience…

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NRCS Webinar “Managing Cover Crops and No-Till to Reduce Pest Problems”

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register for the NRCS' webinar on "Managing Cover Crops and No-Till to Reduce Pest Problems" airing Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on assisting producers and conservationists to determine what can be done to manage the habitat of potential pests such as voles and slugs. Tactics such as timing of cover crop termination, use of "rotary hoes", and other simple methods will be explored. For more information, click here!

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