The Northwest Iowa No-Till Conference in Moville was a great way to kick off the 2013 Field Day season. Over 160 people attended the event to learn more about no-till farming, manure application and utilizing cover crops in a no-till system. It is clear by the attendance, amount of questions asked and curiosity that no-till and cover crops are going to continue to grow in popularity throughout 2013. Here’s to 2013 being another record year for no-till and cover crop implementation on the ground!
Two panel discussions featured farmers who had experience with manure application in no-till systems and no-tilling in continuous corn rotation.
Joel DeJong, Northwest Iowa Extension Crop Specialist had farmers participate in several electronic surveys, included why they were interested in no-till and how long they had been doing it.
ILF farmer partner Barry Kusel discussed the importance of soil conservation.
Resources from Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa were in demand throughout the event.
Sarah Carlson of Practical Farmers of Iowa addressed the use and benefits of adding cover crops to a no-till system.