A No-till/Cover Crop Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th at the Rob Bohling Farm near Johnson, Nebraska. The field day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10:00. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialist, Paul Jasa will begin the program by discussing cover crops and their impact on soil quality. There will then be viewing of the different cover crop strips which were planted following wheat in late July. There are strips of monoculture cover crops as well as several different cover crop mixes or cover crop cocktails. Keith Berns a no-till farmer from south central Nebraska and Green Cover Seed and Paul Jasa will discuss the different cover crops. The final component of the field day will be to view the soil pit and discuss the effect of continuous no-till on soil quality. The field day will conclude with lunch at 12:30 p.m.
If you are traveling from the east, the field day site is located approximately 10.75 west of Auburn on Hwy 136, then one-fourth mile south on 629 Avenue. If you are traveling from the west, the site is approximately 9 miles east of Hwy 50 on Hwy 136, then one-fourth mile south on 629 Avenue.
The field day is sponsored University of Nebraska Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Refreshments and lunch will be sponsored by several area Ag businesses and banks. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Nemaha County Extension office at
402-274-4755. A pre-registration is encouraged for lunch.
For more information e-mail Paul C Hay at [email protected], call 402-223-1384, or visit the Gage County Nebraska Extension Website: gage.unl.edu