UACES Facebook Cover crop workshop set for March 12 at Stuttgart

UPDATE: Cover crop workshop set for March 12 at Stuttgart

Fast Facts:

    • Cover Crop Workshop set for March 12 at RREC in Stuttgart
    • NEW DEADLINE: No cost to attend, but RSVP by 4:30 p.m. March 9 to lunch
    • For more info/registration: email name, affiliation to cljamies@uark.edu
    • CEUs available

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  – Using cover crops to manage soils takes the spotlight at the Cover Crop Workshop March 12 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.

“Cover crops can be a benefit to soil, water and commodity crops planted in their wake,” said Trent Roberts, assistant professor-Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “This workshop will feature presentations on just about every facet of cover crop use from establishment to termination, but specific to the Mid-South.”

The workshop runs 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to RSVP to cljamies@uark.edu by 4:30 p.m. March 9 for a lunch count. Attendees may also earn continuing education credits: 1.5 hours for crop management; 0.5 hours for pest management and 2.0 hours for Soil and Water.

The agenda:

    • 9:05 a.m. - Cover Crop Establishment in Arkansas – Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
    • 9:35 a.m. - Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops – Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the Division of Agriculture
    • 10:15 a.m. - Reducing Soil Erosion and Protecting Water quality with Cover Crops – Mike Daniels, extension water quality and nutrient management specialist with the division
    • 10:45 a.m. -- Cover Crop Termination – Tom Barber, extension weed scientist with the division
    • 11:15 a.m. Pest considerations when using cover crops – Gus Lorenz, extension entomologist for the division
    • 11:45 a.m. – Natural Resources Conservation Services practices to conserve soil and water resources – John Lee, NRCS
    • 1:30 p.m. -- Field tour-Soil stabilization using cover crops
    • 2:30 p.m. --  Adjourn

 The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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