Kansas State University research scientists and extension specialists will host a field day event on Tuesday, August 24, to discuss and demonstrate cover crop management options for soil health and water quality benefits in livestock operations.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The event is free, and lunch will be provided. Interested individuals can register for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is being held near Marquette, KS (from Kannapolis reservoir: 1 mile south on KS-141 and 1.25 miles east on Avenue T).
This field day will showcase how growers can use over crops to improve soil health and protect water quality by the reduction of sediment and nutrient losses. Participants will also hear about how K-State researchers have been evaluating cover crop management options in water-limited environments, a concern for growers in central and western Kansas.
Speakers at the event will include local producers and landowners, Kansas State University researchers and extension agents, and representatives from the Ellsworth County conservation district.