IL Corn supports farmers that use best management practices to improve the sustainibility of the farmland. Beyond the direct benefitsf for the farmer, these conservation practices can decrease environmental issues like nutrient runoff. Therefore, we're thrilled to support Illinois Central College as they conduct cover crop research and invite farmers and members of the community to explore. This will give farmers and others the chance to ask essential questions about cover crops while also witnessing some of the most current pilot programs. Here's more from ICC:
ICC will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Thursday, November 3, from 1-3:30 pm, at the Horticulture Land Lab on the East Peoria Campus. The field day will include short presentations and plot tours for area farmers and agricultural businessmen.
Participants will learn about different cover crop species, planting dates, herbicide carryover, and many other topics related to cover crops. Everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding crop cover management in their own operations.
ICC will host a second Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, November 4, from 1-3:30 pm, at the MWRD site in Cuba, IL (15779 East County 5 Hwy, Cuba).
The speakers will be the same at both events, with the actual practices showcased varied a bit based on trials at each location.
To register, call ICC Associate Professor Pete Fandel at (309) 694-5410, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the November 4 flyer by clicking here.