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Cover Crop Grazing Field Tour

Tue, November 01, 2016

Cover Crop Grazing Field Tour will be held Tuesday November 22, 2016 starting at 10 am.  Dean & Joline Oswald’s Farm.

7104 E 2480 Street Kewanee IL 61443.  One mile West of Kewanee on Route 81 left on 2480 3rd house on the left.

Topics of Discussion on this Field Tour include:

Cover Crop Species for Grazing & Livestock Use Dean Oswald - Zea Mays Foundation

Productivity of Cover Crop Species- Nick Fritch - Henry County NRCS

Experiences Grazing Cover Crops with Beef Cattle- Jim Iserman- Streator IL Zea Mays Foundation and Soil Health Partnership

Cover Crop Forage Nutrient Quality (Forage Tests) - Dean Oswald

Forage Allocation for Increased Quality and Yield—Dean Oswald


Cover crop species aerial seeded at the site include:

Spring Oats - 50 lbs /ac

Dward Essex Rape 4 lbs/ac

Aerial seeded late August


Sponsors include :

Henry County Soil & Water Conservation District

Henry County Farm Bureau

Midwest Grass & Forage

USDA NRCS

Zea Mays Foundation


NRCS is committed to ensuring all employees and customers have equal access and are included in our workplace.  If you need reasonable accommodations to access this field tour as a person with a disability, please contact Nick Fritch with your request no later than November 15th via (309) 937-5263 ext. 3. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.

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