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Cover Crop Field Day at Belleville Research Center
Illinois Ag Connection - 03/24/2023

A Cover Crop Field Day, will be held April 6 at the Southern Illinois Univerity Belleville Research Center.

The event is a collaboration with University of Illinois Extension, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Precision Conservation Management, and the Illinois Soybean Association. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts. The program starts at 9 a.m. and wraps up with lunch provided by Precision Conservation Management.

There is no better way to understand cover crops than to see them in-field at work! Learn about current research, cover crop management practices and techniques, tour plots, and network with other cover croppers in the region. Field day topics will include:

- Understanding the Impact of Cover Crop Planting Date and Management & Cereal Rye Termination Timing in Soybeans, Nathan Johanning, Extension Educator, Commercial Ag, University of Illinois

- Cover crop and nitrogen management in corn cropping systems, Amir Sadeghpour, Associate Professor Soil Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

- Practical Soybean Management with Cover Crops. Abigail Peterson, Director of Agronomy, Illinois Soybean Association, and Stephanie Porter, Outreach Agronomist, Illinois Soybean Association

- Maybe It’s Time for a Change on the Farm, Andrea Kohring, Specialist, Precision Conservation Management

This program is free and opened to anyone interested in cover crops and soil health. Please pre-register by April 4 at For more information contact Nathan Johanning at or 618-939-3434.

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