Farm Talk

September 27, 2012

John Redmond No-Till Field Day set Oct. 2 in Coffey County


Parsons, Kansas — “Look What’s Under Cover… John Redmond No-Till Field Day” will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at the Dave Slead Farm southwest of Lebo in Coffey County. The event is a collaborative effort of Coffey and Lyon County Conservation Districts, Lake Region RC&D, Kansas State University Research and Extension of Coffey and Lyon counties along with Burlington and Emporia NRCS field offices, several area Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) groups, and Local Businesses.

The field day location is a no-till field on farm cooperator Dave Slead, two miles south of Lebo on Fauna road then three and half miles west on 24th Road where several cover crop plots with a variety of plant mixes have been planted. The focus of the field day is to promote the use of no-till agronomic practices that would reduce soil loss from the watershed areas that drain into John Redmond reservoir. The program involving in-field discussions and demonstrations is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. will include fertility concerns, utilizing cover crops in no-till, viewing planted cover crop plots, rainfall simulator/ soil health, and no-till equipment. Wrap-up will include a local no-till producers panel discussion.

Free refreshments and a barbeque lunch will be provided to attendees but pre-registration is needed for meal preparation.

For more information or to pre-register for the event contact the Coffey County Conservation District office at 620-364-2182, Extension 3.£