Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cover Crop Field Day

I recommend the Cover Crop Field Day's in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania October 29-30.  It's $95 well spent which will get that much cover crop seed and more information than you will find in the Eastern United States.  Click on the speaker list and you will see why.  I know practically everyone on the schedule and any one of them could help you find the next key to your farm operation.

"For nearly 20 years, Steve Groff has invited fellow farmers and others to see and hear about innovations in production agriculture using cover crops, implementing no-till techniques, and soil health research in a quest to improve yields and input efficiencies. His working farm in Holtwood, PA is the site of some of the healthiest cultivated soil to be found anywhere in North America. And it's where he developed his passion for Cover Crops That Pay™.

This annual event is presented by Cover Crop Solutions at the farm known as the Birthplace of the Tillage Radish®. Anywhere from 250 to 300 farmers, scientists, agronomists and equipment professionals attend this event annually, coming from all over the US, Europe and other global regions.

They come to see what robust healthy soil looks like, and how it works to build the farmer's bottom line.  There are over 500 cover crop research plots planted on 100 acres, and fine facilities for this annual event, with unique opportunities to discuss innovations that you can practically implement, build your personal network of farmer contacts and establish a firm foundation in soil health improvements.

Come and see, share you own insights, and learn together new ways to build healthier soil with cover crops. Cover Crop Solutions, Lancaster County, PA, is a leader in cover crop seed research, development, and production as well as an emerging presence in soil health education."

Could cover crops be your next big improvement on your farm?  Where do you start?  How do you do it?  Is it worth the extra work and investment?

I say yes to all these questions.  How about you?

Ed Winkle


  1. Cover Crops Can Pay, these initials will get Steve in trouble... ;)

    1. What if you have documented research, many replicated studies, including years and years of university and other scientific research that shows that cover crops do indeed pay?