Date: November 13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: MNP Hall A & B, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB
Cost: $75/person or $120/two people from the same farm
Yvonne Lawley Ph. D. , Researcher at the University of Manitoba focusing on soybean and corn agronomy, cover crops, and plant and soil interactions. Yvonne is conducting research on cover crops at multiples scales from small plot to on-farm research. Yvonne will provide an introduction to cover crops, including the context for cover crops in Manitoba, identify the benefits and goals for cover crops, and windows in Manitoba crop rotations where you can get started.
Lee Briese, has a doctorate of Plant Health from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lee brings experience with several years as a crop consultant with Centrol, Inc., serving 46 growers with over 85,000 acres. His desire to continue to improve his value to clients, community and agriculture have led him to the Doctor of Plant Health program.
Yvonne Lawley Ph. D. , Researcher at the University of Manitoba focusing on soybean and corn agronomy, cover crops, and plant and soil interactions. Yvonne will talk about how specific cover crops can be used to address issues such as soil compaction, excess water, salinity, erosion, nitrogen and phosphorus availability, and creating habitat for pollinators.
What problems are you trying to solve?
How do you use cover crops in your rotation?
How are you growing cover crops? (In the fall? In strips or whole field? In multi-species mixes?)
Scott Chalmers is a Diversifications Specialist for Manitoba Agriculture working on relay cropping. Relay crops may offer advantages like a cover crop but may make better use of the time and resources during a short growing season. Scott will present his experience in applied crop research and with surrounding progressive farmers with a number of relay crops that act like cover crops.
Which cover crops are you using to build fertility?
Why have you chosen those crops?
Where do you put them in your rotation?
How do you use cover crops in your organic crop rotation?
How are you selecting the right cover crops for nitrogen fixing?
Event Contact: Dana Penrice
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