Field Day Sept. 9 Shares Nutrient Management and Soil Health Tips

 
Soil Health Partnership hosts Frankton event to share environmental, economic benefits of best practices
 
 
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (August 25, 2015) – The Soil Health Partnership hopes to share innovative agricultural practices fueling the evolution of farming, inviting local farmers to a soil health and nutrient management field day in Frankton, Ind. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. 
 
The day will begin with a field day at Shuter Farms, 4500 N 400 W., Anderson, IN, 46011. The day will conclude with discussion at Frankton United Methodist Church/The Factory, 109 S 8th St., Frankton, IN, 46044.
 
The event will demonstrate how changing certain practices can create lasting environmental benefits while possibly increasing farm productivity and even income. Topics will include:
 
·         Benefits of Crop Diversity for Soil Health
 
·         Cover Crop Trial Report
 
·         Strip-tillage and Late-split N in Modern Corn Systems
 
·         Cover Crop Applicator and Nutrient Scavenging
 
·         In-crop High Boy Seeding Demonstration
 
Speakers include representatives from Purdue University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and more. This SHP event is organized in cooperation with the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative.
 
An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the Soil Health Partnership works closely with diverse organizations including commodity groups, industry, foundations, federal agencies, universities and well-known environmental groups toward common goals.
 
“We encourage sound soil practices combined with scientific quantification of results from farmers taking positive actions,” said Nick Goeser, SHP director.  “Improved crop productivity, environmental gains and economic growth are all benefits of progressive soil management strategies.”
 
Please RSVP online, or by phone to the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District at (765) 644-4249, ext. 3. All field day information can be found at www.soilhealthpartnership.org.

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About the Soil Health Partnership: The Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse partner organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies, universities and environmental groups to work toward the common goal of improving soil health. Over a five-year period, the SHP will identify, test and measure farm management practices that improve soil health and benefit farmers. We believe the results of this farmer-led project will provide a platform for sharing peer-to-peer information, and lend resources to benefit agricultural sustainability and profitability. An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, we provide the spark for greater understanding and implementation of agricultural best practices to protect resources for future generations. For more, visit soilhealthpartnership.org.