Agriculture

Thursday field day targets soil health

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Aug. 6, 2018 12:05 pm

GOLDEN, Ill. -- A Thursday morning field day near Golden will focus on cover crop diversity and soil health.

The event, Growing Farm Returns Through Soil Health, begins at 9 a.m. at Reuschel Farms, 2881 N. 2500th Ave.

A walking farm tour will highlight cover crop diversity, seeding equipment and interseeding strategies. Other topics include integrated pest management and beneficial insects, soil health and cover crop management.

The field day -- part of the Soil Health Partnership summer field day series and offered in cooperation with the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District -- includes a complimentary lunch for those who register.

Registration and more information are available online at soilhealthpartnership.org or by calling the SWCD at 217-224-9305, ext. 3.

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