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September 2017

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
MSU Horticulture Farm, 3291 College Rd., Holt, MI, 3291 College Rd., Holt, MI
Holt, MI 48842 United States
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From finger weeders to flex-tines to Allis G’s and beyond, come learn the principles and tools for precise mechanical weed control from farmers and researchers. New weeding machines are recently available from Europe and many types and models of mechanical weeders will be on display and demonstrated in the field - old and new, American and European. You will hear from farmers using these tools, learn about cultivation techniques in Europe, see tools demonstrated, and enjoy lunch and time to…

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October 2017

USDA’s Webinar on Interseeding, Precision Planting and Management of Cover Crops in a Corn and Soybean Rotation

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division's webinar October 10th at 2:00pm titled Interseeding, Precision Planting and Management of Cover Crops in a Corn and Soybean Rotation. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to develop a prescription for interseeding cover crops, understand the potential benefits of the practice, and describe situations where it will have the most potential for success.

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November 2017

First Annual Cover Crops Meeting Sponsored by Northeast Cover Crops Council

November 8 - November 9
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Wednesday: Farmer panel, Posters & Pints, cover crop mixtures and equipment sessions Thursday: Field Tour at Big Flats Plant Materials Center (Corning, NY), equipment exposition Farmers, the academic community, ag professionals and other cover crop enthusiasts are invited to attend the first Northeast Cover Crops Council-sponsored event hosted at Cornell University. Concurrent sessions will include soil health, pest suppression, cover crop mixtures, and cover crop breeding efforts. Breakouts will target individual cropping systems and other issues including, grain, forage, vegetables,…

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2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Kansas City, MO

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 12:30 pm

The vision of the Sustainable Agriculture Summit is to strengthen the supply chain network of producers, agribusinesses, retailers, and influencers who drive continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability and deliver food, fiber, and fuel to a growing world. The event will provide opportunities for members of the agricultural supply chain to engage with leading experts and learn more about key sustainability challenges and opportunities. Register here.

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