Field Day at the Barron County Demo Plot
The plot is newly established, inter-seeded cover crops. It is located at 1393 19th Street, Cameron, WI 54812.
The event was focused on soil conservation topics and introducing the Barron County demo plot to people that have not been there before. We looked at some cover crops that were inter-seeded into standing corn with Justin Everson, Barron County Conservation Planner. I talked about some soil health principles and ran some water infiltration comparisons on the soils that have been undisturbed vs. in production (soils in production with heavy tillage took approximately 20 minutes longer to absorb an inch of water, compared to undisturbed soils, marking the need for soil health practices that restore soil structure and microbial activity), Tyler Gruetzmacher, Barron County Conservation Technician, talked about the effect of subsoiling as an opportunity to begin remediation on severely compacted soils, and the farmers had some time for open conversation amongst themselves talking about successes/failures of cover crops this year.
BARRON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
335 E. MONROE AVENUE, ROOM 2206
BARRON, WI 54812
CONTACT: Michael Geissinger, Regional Crops Extension Educator
CELL PHONE: (601)302-6520