2022 Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
The “almost” annual University of Nebraska Rogers Memorial Farm Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a free lunch.
A soil pit will be dug on the long-term tillage study, now in its 42nd year of comparing no-till to other tillage systems. Functional cover crop mixes for different purposes, with two planting dates, will be shown and discussed.
A highlight will be a new statewide study to evaluate cover crop variety selection and performance, with one of the locations being on the farm (shown in the photo).
Field Day Presentations
- Learn about soil health as Ray Ward explores the soil pit.
- See the effects of 42 years of continuous no-till with Paul Jasa.
- Hear about cover crop biomass production from Gary Lesoing.
- Observe various cover crops and cultivars in a study by Andrea Basche.
- Meet Nebraska Extension’s new Soil Health Educator Katja Koehler-Cole.
- See how cover crops suppress weeds in wheat stubble.
Registration for the free field day is required for the lunch count. Please email Paul Jasa before Thursday, Sept. 15 to be included in the lunch count and ensure enough handouts are available.
The farm is located at 18630 Adams St., Lincoln, Nebraska, about seven miles east of the city.