SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Cover crops, conservation tillage and water quality testing are some of the latest farming buzzwords and they are catching on for good reason. These activities can potentially improve yields and economic return for Illinois farmers, while reaping substantial environmental benefits in the process.
Farmers are invited to attend a tour on Nov. 6 of several locations in the Lake Springfield watershed for demonstrations of tools to help improve soil health and water quality. Tour stops will feature cover crops, bioreactors and several field plots. The event is hosted by the Soil Health Partnership and the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices.
The tour begins at Lincoln Land Community College at 9 a.m. Later in the morning, busses will take participants to the farms of Dave Moose and Tim Seifert, and to the United States Geological Services Monitoring Site for a Watershed Management program update. The event ends at 2:45 p.m.
- Field walks
- Water quality monitoring equipment demonstrations
- Education on bioreactors
- Agricultural watershed management programs
- Discussions on practical means to improve soil health and water quality
Please register by contacting Lyndsey Ramsey at (309) 557-3279 or email@example.com. Lunch will be served.