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Sessions on cover crops to be held
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:36 PM

OTTAWA – Using cover crops such as oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea can help growers improve soil health which leads to higher yields and lower input costs, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.

Examples of how to do so will be discussed by Jim Hoorman, an OSU Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops and water quality issues, during a series of workshops Feb. 11, 20 and 25.

The workshops are designed to help growers learn how to create healthier soils by increasing the carbon content in the soil which leads to increased nutrient efficiency and increased yields.

Each workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Putnam County office of OSU Extension, 1206 E. 2nd St. in Ottawa.

Registration is $20 for all three workshops, or $10 per session. The deadline to register is Feb 6. Handouts, fact sheets, websites, and a new Cover Crop Field Guide will be provided as part of this meeting.

For more information or to register, contact Hoorman at 419-523-6294 or by email at hoorman.1@osu.edu.

 

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