Cereal rye cultivar trial/planting date and roller-crimper field day

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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24 May, 2016 (Tuesday), 4-6pm; Horticulture Research Station, Ames, IA

There has been a steady increase in the number of growers adopting cover crops in their production systems. This field day will showcase results from an experiment seeded last fall investigating performance (establishment, percent cover, biomass, etc.) of five cereal rye cultivars (Aroostook, Elbon, Prima, Wheeler, and Wrens Abruzzi) and two planting dates (16 Sept., 2015 and 13 Oct. 2015).

Sustainable and organic growers use very few or no chemicals to terminate their cover crops. For cover crops, especially rye, roller crimping is a sought after termination method.  This field day will discuss various cover crop establishment and termination techniques. Demonstrations will include operation of the Rodale Institute designed roller crimper. Other equipment at the research station will also be available to view.

This workshop is free for all to attend and is supported by the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center, and North Central-SARE. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. If you are planning to attend then please email Dr. Ajay Nair at nairajay@iastate.edu. Phone:515.294.7080


ISU Horticulture Research Station is located at 55519 170th Street, Ames, Iowa. Cereal rye