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Workshop on cover crops scheduled Oct. 16 at W.Va. farm

October 02, 2012

LEETOWN, W.Va. — Use of cover crops to reduce the impact of drought on field crops will be discussed during an evening workshop at the Lyle Tabb farm on Oct. 16.

Benefits of cover crops include soil moisture retention, weed control, reduced fertilizer application, reduced soil erosion and overall improved soil quality which results in improved profitability, according to a news release from the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District.

The workshop will be held at 5 p.m. at the farm, which is east of Leetown off Paines Ford Road.

A roller/crimper will be displayed that will be used with a no till planter in the spring of 2013 after the cover crop is rolled down onto the soil surface, the release stated.

Tom Basden, a West Virginia University Extension Service nutrient management specialist, and Joshua Faulkner, a WVU Extension assistant professor and agricultural engineering specialist, will present information on soil quality, nutrient transfer and water retention and infiltration, the release said.

For more information about cover crops, call 304-284-7597 or 304-263-4376, ext. 4.

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