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Cover Crop Field Day - Sidney

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
UNL High Plains Ag Lab
Karla Jenkins, (308) 632-1230,
A field day at Sidney on June 29 will focus on “Incorporating Cover Crops and Annual Forages into Cropping Systems: Providing Research Based Information to Producers in Western Nebraska.”
The event, sponsored by Nebraska Extension, will run from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab, Sidney. There is no charge to attend, but to make sure enough lunches are provided, attendees are asked to RSVP by June 19th to: Panhandle Research and Extension, 308-632-1230 or email
Topics include:
• Are Cover Crops a Viable Option for Western Nebraska Dryland Crop Production? (Cody Creech, UNL Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist)
• Annual Forages for Beef Cattle in Western Nebraska (Karla Jenkins, UNL Cow-Calf and Range Management Specialist)
• Summary of Research on impacts of cover crops on soil and value of diversity in the mix (Bjesh Maharjan, UNL Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist)
• Tour of ongoing cover crop research (Mitch Stephenson, UNL Forage and Range Management Specialist)
• Working Lunch with group discussion over the use of cover
• Crops and Annual Forages in Western Nebraska

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