The Land Stewardship Project will host three Southeast Minnesota field days that feature farmers discussing how they inter-seed multispecies cover-crop mixes into standing corn.
Field days include:
• Monday, August 26, at 6 p.m., Ridgeway, Mike Steinfeldt and Luke Bergler farms, 36884 Cedar Ridge Drive, Winona
• Tuesday, August 27, at 1:30 p.m., Byron, Minn., Martin Larsen Farm, 8331 County Road 117, SW, Byron
• Wednesday, August 28, at 1:30 p.m., Preston, Minn., John, Bernie and Ben Snyder farms, 14850 231st Avenue, Preston
Inter-seeding multispecies cover crops into early standing corn has considerable soil health potential: immediate ground cover after harvest, available for grazing in late fall, and building soil and nutrients until the following spring (and future years!).
These 90-minute mini field days will be an opportunity for farmers to discuss what cover crops to plant, when to plant, what the covers look like after the corn canopies, chemical considerations with cover crops, and some of the homemade equipment used to do the inter-seeding.
There is no charge to attend. For more information and to reserve a spot, call the LSP office in Lewiston at 507-523-3366.