Here are two cover crop field days in southern Illinois for those of you in that part of the woods--I met Nathan Johanning last month at the Midwest Cover Crop Council meeting and he talked about growers in this neck of the woods seeing good results after years of using cover crops on some tough soils. We think about Illinois as having nice prairie soils, but parts of southern IL have the same fragipan soils that we have in Kentucky. The first one (in Springerton) will dig a soil pit, which is cool to see if you haven't seen it before! I know it's a busy time, but consider going if the weather is bad and you aren't out in the field!
April 1, 2016 - 9 a.m.
On-Farm Spring Cover Crop Field Day - Jr. Upton Farm, Springerton, IL
April 7, 2016 - 10 a.m.
Spring Cover Crop Field Day – Ewing Demonstration Center, Ewing, IL