Organic Production Field Day August 25 near Beemer - UNL CropWatch, August 19, 2011

Organic Production Field Day August 25 near Beemer - UNL CropWatch, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

The OPINS Co-op at North Bend will be hosting an educational event on organic crop production August 25 near Beemer. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration at the Indian Hills Golf Course Club House and continue at 10 a.m. with a tour of a field research site one mile south of the club house.  Particpants will return to the club house for later presentations.

Topics will include:

  • Field research of speciality corn grains, including food corn hybrids adpated to Nebraska growing conditions
  • Crop rotations used for organic grain production, including ground covers and their potential use for nutrition and weed control
  • Grain train research and availability of seed; also, cover crop seed availability and the markets for alternatative grains
  • Water containment near the proposed XL Pipeline route

For more information about the program, which is expected to last four hours, or to reserve a seat, contact Mike Williams at the OPINS Co-op Office at 402-835-4800 or 402-720-2614.

Gary Lesoing
Extension Educator, Nemaha County