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Cover crop discussion is Wed.

PIPER CITY – An open conversation on cover crops and how they can reduce the need for additional inputs will be offered this Wednesday (April 4) from 9 a.m. to noon at Thorndyke Farms near Piper City.

University of Illinois crop science professor, Dr. Adam Davis will speak about using cover crops to compete with weed pressure. Also, Will Glazik with BCS will discuss the use of cover crops to add to fertilizer schedules. Local farmer Adam Thorndyke will also talk about his field and his family’s own experiences.

To RSVP, contact the Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District at 217-379-2372, extension 3. Coffee, donuts and lunch will be provided. Thorndyke Farms is located at 1414 E. 3000 N. Road near Piper City.

Wednesday’s event is sponsored by the soil and water conservation districts of Livingston and Ford counties along with the American Farmland Trust and the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed Partnership.

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