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Cover crop demo plot meeting April 17

April 10, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Penn State Extension in Franklin County will be conducting a Cover Crop Demonstration Plot meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. It will be at Shatzer's Orchard, west of here off U.S. 30.

The field meeting will provide an opportunity to learn how to identify several legume cover crops and observe the early spring growth and condition prior to planting. Additional discussion will cover nitrogen contribution from cover crops to the soil for use by the crop.

Those wishing to attend should call the Franklin County Extension office at 717-263-9226 to register, get directions and get more details.

This meeting is the first of two that are planned. The second meeting will be later this spring after the crop has been planted.

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Availability of nitrogen from the legume cover crops will be measured.

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