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Oklahoma Conservation Commission Offering Opportunities to Learn About the Use of Cover Crops

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 14:06:26 CDT

Oklahoma Conservation Commission Offering Opportunities to Learn About the Use of Cover Crops There several outstanding opportunities coming up to learn more about the use of Cover Crops. Following are three of those that are scheduled for this month. Please make plans to join us!

Event Title: Dewey County Conservation District Cover Crop Talk with Jimmy Emmons

Date: August 25, 2021
Times: 1:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. South Canadian Prescribe Burn Association (equipment for viewing at the district yard)

5:30 PM ---hot dog feed
6:00 PM - short presentation for SCPBA
7:00 PM - Cover Crop talk with Jimmy Emmons. (open forum)

Relevant Details: Bring lawn chairs: this event will all be outside at the district barn yard. (201 E. Riggs St, Taloga, OK 73667) across the street from the office.

Contact: Coleta Bratten, Dewey County Conservation District, O: 580-328-5366, deweyccd@conservation.ok.gov ; Website: www.deweycountyconservation.com
Event title: Field Day For Cover Crops

Date: August 28, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location with address: 331172 E. Highway 62 Harrah, OK 73045

Relevant Details: Discussions will cover various options for cover crops for producers in this central Oklahoma area.

Lunch is provided. *Pre-register by Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2019

Contact: Please call, Heather Layman with the Lincoln County Conservation District (405)258-5011 or (405)258-1405 ext. 3

Event Title: “Summer Cover Crops to Support Winter Wheat”

Date: August 31, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Relevant details and locations: This two-stop demonstration is a joint effort of the Garfield County Conservation District, Oklahoma Conservation Commission and General Mills.

The first stop features the Tim Heinrich Farm where cover crops have been used to support soil protection and enhanced grazing. Join us for a discussion of planting after covers, grazing techniques and soil improvements.

The beginning location of the initial stop is 4 miles east of the intersection of Highways 74 and 15 and 1 mile north (Follow the markers to the location).

At the second stop, we will visit the Brian Grantz Farm where cover crops have been used as soil protection prior to fall wheat planting. Discussions will cover planting method do’s and don’ts.

The second stop is 5 miles south of the south end of Garber and 1.25 miles east on East Southgate Road.

Registration: Lunch is provided, but please RSVP to Calvina with the Garfield County Conservation District, (580) 542-1288 by Aug. 25.


   

 

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