A short cover crop field day will take place at Russell Plate’s farm in Mahaska County on Tuesday, March 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Plate will share his six years of experience in growing cover crops. ISU Extension Agronomist Mark Carlton will have a presentation on the agronomics of cover crops. NRCS Soil Scientist Jason Steele will discuss soil health and have demonstrations on soil structure and compaction. NRCS Soil Conservationist Nichole Baxter will talk about assistance programs for cover crops, and NRCS District Conservationist Kevin Funni will further discuss soil health and getting started with cover crops.
Refreshments will be available courtesy of Mahaska Soil and Water Conservation District. Contact the NRCS office in Oskaloosa at 641-673-3476 ext. 3 with any questions or if you require special accommodations.
DIRECTIONS: Russell Plate’s farm is located south of Lake Keomah State Park. Go about 3 miles east of Oskaloosa on Hwy 92 and turn right onto Queens Ave. Take Queens Ave. for 2 miles south to the intersection of Queens Ave. and 265th Street. The event will be located on the northeast corner of the intersection.