SWROC Organic Field Day

The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) will host its annual Organic Field Day on Wednesday, July 11, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will start with a trade show and field tour of organic research projects at the SWROC, including intermediate wheatgrass, oat fungicide and plant population trials, high tunnels, and cover crops. After lunch, presentations will discuss cropping system diversity and weed management.

The afternoon speaker session will feature two sustainable agriculture experts. Matt Liebman, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, will present on "Cropping System Diversity—Effects on Production, Soil Health, and Profitability." Joel Gruver, associate professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Ag at Western Illinois University, will give a presentation on weed management.

Registration and the trade show are from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The plot tour will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m., and speaker presentations at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes refreshments, lunch and handouts. Click here to pre-register online. Please pre-register by Friday, July 6, to help us better accommodate for the noon lunch. In the event of inclement weather, please check the SWROC website for weather-related announcements.