OSKALOOSA — A Cover Crop Field Day event will be held on the Russell Plate farm south of Lake Keomah State Park in Mahaska County from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Plate will share his experience growing a cover crop the past six years.
Presentations will also be made by ISU Extension Agronomist Mark Carlton on the agronomics of cover crops. NRCS Soil Scientist Jason Steele will discuss soil health and will hold demonstrations teaching about soil structure and compaction. NRCS Soil Conservationist Nichole Baxter will discuss assistance programs for cover crops, and NRCS District Conservationist Kevin Funni will further discuss soil health and getting started with cover crops.
Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Mahaska Soil and Water Conservation District.
The field day will be held on the Russell Plate farm about three miles east of Oskaloosa on Hwy. 92, thenturn right onto Queens Avenue. Travel two miles south to the T-intersection of Queens Avenue and 265th Street. The field day will be located on the northeast corner of the intersection. If you have questions or need special accommodations, call the NRCS office in Oskaloosa at 641-673-3476 ext. 3.