BCCD Plans Cover Crop Field Days

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The Conservation District’s interseeder has been hard at work this fall.  We have done just shy of 3,000 acres and now we would like to show everyone the results that we have gotten.  We will be visiting two farms in Tioga County on Friday, Nov. 9, and two more farms in Bradford County the following Thursday, Nov. 15.

Tioga County’s will start at 10:30 at Kreger Farms, 5734 Route 414, Morris. They have done several different trials with cover crops (planting method, timing, etc). We will then travel to Martin Farm near Wellsboro. This is an organic farm hoping that cover crops can help with weed control and supplying nutrients to next year’s crop.

The Bradford County Field Day will start at Hottle Farms, just south of Rome on Route 187. We will be there from 11:00 to 12:00, with a light lunch available, and then those interested can travel to a neighboring farm to look at a field or two there. Please join us to see what the future of cover crops might look like. Come as you are, no registration is necessary. It will just be a quick lunch and field walk.

The Bradford County Conservation District is committed to helping people manage resources wisely. You may contact the Bradford County Conservation District at (570) 485-3144, Kevin.L.Brown@pa.nacdnet.net, or visit our web page at www.bccdpa.com.

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