LSP Cover Crops & No-Till Field Day

  • 7604 14th St NW Byron, MN 55920
  • RSVP to Shona Snater, LSP, 507-523-3366,

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This Land Stewardship Project field day will focus on cover cropping and no-tilling. For more information, or to RSVP contact LSP's Shona Snater at 507-523-3366 or via e-mail. For more information on LSP's Soil Builders' Network, click here.

Three local row crop farmers will be showing their no-till operations on July 11th from 9 am to 11:30 am. We will begin on Martin Larsen's farm 7604 14th St NW Byron, MN 55920, who is a no-till farmer and works for the Olmsted County SWCD. He will be describing his experience with no-till and cover crops, and his interseeding of cover crops into v6 corn both on his own farm and the SWCD plot. We will also be showcasing an eye opening slake test to show the benefits of soil structure and water infiltration.

Tom Pyfferoen will be the second stop, and he will discuss the do's and dont's of beginning no-till. Making sure the planter is setup for no-till planting is vitally important, and Tom can walk us through the process. He will also discuss how he planted corn into green rye this year. Curt Tvedt will wrap up the day by showing us some of the experiments he is trying out on his farm to improve his soil health. We will examine his planting of soybeans that he seeded into 4-5 foot tall rye and then rolled 7 days later!

If you are still hungry for more discussion, you can join us after the field day for lunch at the Bears Den in Byron, Minn. Please RSVP by July 7 and let Shona Snater know if you anticipate eating lunch with us.