Cover crop, soil health workshop set for Jan. 21 in Winnsboro

Olivia McClure  |  12/18/2014 10:35:16 PM

News Release Distributed 12/18/14

WINNSBORO, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a workshop on cover crops and soil health on Jan. 21 at the Macon Ridge Research Station.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Tom H. Scott Extension and Education Center, which is located at the station. The workshop will start at 9 a.m.

Beatrix Haggard, AgCenter soil specialist, said discussion topics will include:

— Cover crop selection and management

— Fertility benefits from cover crops

— Disease, insect and weed management

— Cover crops in pastures

— Natural Resources Conservation Service programs

— Round-table discussion

A field tour will take place if weather permits. Lunch will be provided at noon.

This event qualifies for Louisiana Master Farmer Phase II and continuing education credit.

The Macon Ridge Research Station is located at 212 Macon Ridge Road, off La. Highway 15 south of Winnsboro. For more information, contact Haggard at 318-498-2967 or BHaggard@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Olivia McClure

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