Managing Cover Crops in No-Till Focus of Ohio No-Till Conference

October 14, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio – Cutting no-till costs, improving soil quality, and growing profit margins with cover crops will be the featured themes at this year's Ohio No-Till Conference taking place on Dec. 7 in Plain City, Ohio.

The conference program runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Avenue, Plain City, Ohio. Registration is $30 before Dec. 2 and $35 at the door. It includes refreshments, lunch and conference materials. Participants can receive Certified Crop Advisor credits.

The conference is sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council in cooperation with Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Preliminary topics and speakers include:

• Improving soil function through crop diversity—Ray Archuleta, USDA-NRCS.

• Cover crops research results—Alan Sundermeier, OSU Extension educator, Wood County; Rafiq Islam, OSU soil scientist; David Brandt, no-till farmer, Carroll, OH.

• Cover crops farmer panel.

• Managing vomitoxin in no-till—Pierce Paul, OSU Extension plant pathologist.

The conference will also include the No-Till Awards, which honors the industry's top educator/researcher, business/industry, and no-till farmer.

For more information on the Ohio No-Till Conference, log on to http://fabe.osu.edu/notill or contact Randall Reeder at (614) 292-6648 or reeder.1@osu.edu.

Mail registrations to Mark Wilson, Land Stewards, 1122 Somerlot Hoffman Road East, Marion, OH 43302. Make checks payable to "Ohio No-Till Council."

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Randall Reeder