Crops – Michael Geissinger, Regional Crops Educator

Field Day at the Barron County Demo Plot

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, Michael Geissinger, Barron County Regional Crops Extension Educator, held a field event 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

EMAIL:  michael.geissinger@wisc.edu