WWCC Field day – June 11

Please join the WWCC on June 11 for our early summer field day. This is a public event, so please bring a friend!  Lunch will be provided.

Details:

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by Greg Friendshuh and family
397 75th Street, Clear Lake

Please register by June 6 so we have a head count for lunch

Agenda

 11:30 AM – 12: 30 PM | Opening remarks, Buffet lunch

 12:30 P.M.   | Attendees split into four groups and proceed through four designated stations:

Stations shift at 1:00, 1:30 and 2:00.

 Field day stations:

  • Impact of cover crops and no-till on soil structure
    • Field: Third year corn, no till planted into rye cover
    • Visual: Soil pit and soil aggregation demonstration
    • Presenters: Keith Zygowicz, USDA- NRCS + Pete Arcand (farmer)
  • Water infiltration and cover crop comparison
    • Field: No till beans planted into both rye cover and no cover. Beans planted into medium till rye cover and no cover
    • Visual: Rainfall simulator and other infiltration demo
    • Presenters: Jason Barrick, USDA-NRCS + Jerry Emmert and Andy Bensend (farmers)
  • Manure injection logistics in a conservation farming system
    • Field: First year no-till corn into terminated alfalfa with manure injected
    • Visual: Recently applied manure and manure injection equipment/toolbars on display
    • Presenters:Ernie Sundstrom, Sundstrom Pit Pumping LLC + Tom Zwald (farmer)
  • WWCC information – membership, benefits, cost share programs and research
    • In the tent where lunch was held
    • Presenters:
      • WWCC: Todd Doornink, Chris van Someren + others
      • UW-River Falls: Jill Coleman Wasik, Heather Sumner Davis + student researchers (well testing team)

 2:30 PM  |  Wrap-up and Field Day concludes

 

Lunch and refreshments provided. This is a public event, please bring a guest!

Questions? Contact Chris at chris@jondefarm.com or 715.760.0216

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