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Cover Crops for Fruit/Vegetable Farms

February 7, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM )

McLean County Extension Office
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704 (McLean County)

Wednesday, February 7
10am - 12pm

Cover Crops for Fruit/Vegetable Farms

A cover crop planted correctly and managed well can give nearly 100% weed control while it is growing, and provide substantial weed management benefits. With recent shifts in organic production and specialty crops, cover crops are being used more often to address nutrient needs for fruit and vegetable farms. Picking the right cover crop may also allow the farmer to address their disease, insect, and weed problems before and during the growing season.

This program will provide an overview on available cover crops, general management, and tips/tricks on getting the most out of the cover crops you grow. 

Presented by Grant McCarty, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Coffee and donuts provided.

University of Illinois Extension, McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, Illinois



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