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Successful Cover Cropping in Northern Illinois

The varied benefits of cover crops are recognized, but few of the benefits can be realized without first getting the cover crop established. Management suggestions for overcoming the challenges of establishing cover crops in Northern Illinois will be the theme of presentations offered at the Highland Community College and repeated at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center.

"Successful Cover Cropping in Northern Illinois" will be presented Tuesday June 30th  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Freeport and Wednesday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Shabbona. Topics will include:

• Reasons for considering cover crops

• Working cover crops: Opportunities for livestock feeding

• Putting cover crops in the crop plan: Herbicide, timing and management concerns

• Local Practitioner Panel featuring farmers and applicators


Preregistration is encouraged to ensure materials.Register for the Freeport workshop at or by calling (815) 235-4155. Register for the Shabbona workshop at or calling (815)758-8194.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Illinois Council of Best Management Practices and the University of Illinois Extension

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