No-till Whirlwind Expo June 14 near Wallace - UNL CropWatch, May 26, 2011

No-till Whirlwind Expo June 14 near Wallace - UNL CropWatch, May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

No-till on the Plains will host a field tour and program June 14 near Wallace to provide information on how to use no-till to increase profitability and improve soil health.

The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Conrad Nelson farm at 37629 W. Nelson Road (2 miles west of Wallace on Highway 23 and 1 mile north on Parker Road).

The program will include no-till expert speakers, an experienced no-tiller from the area, and hands-on learning opportunities. Nelson has been using an ecofallow rotation with no-till for 28 years and has been in continuous no-till for the last five years. He uses a corn-corn-soybean-wheat rotation and farms in soils ranging from sandy loam to silt loam on mostly rolling hills. The farm receives an average annual rainfall of 18 inches.

Other speakers will include:

  • Kristine Nichols, soil microbiologist for USDA ARS in Mandan, N.D.
  • Ray Ward, president of Ward Laboratories in Kearney
  • Paul Jasa, UNL Extension Engineer
  • Dietrich Kastens, Herndon, Kan., producer
  • Keith Berns of GreenCover Seed in Bladen

Information and Registration

This program is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and PrairieLand RC&D.

Registrations, including the $30 fee, are required by June 10. For more information or to preregister, contact No-till on the Plains at 888-330-5142 or register online at

This is an all-weather event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the afternoon sessions.

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