Field day slated for soil health

Published 9:12 am Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CLARKS GROVE — The National Resources Conservation Service is set to host a field day for soil health this weekend.

The Spring Soil Health Field Day takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Glen H. “Fritz” Jensen farm, 29825 County Road 45, near Clarks Grove, according to a press release. The farm is two miles north of the city.

The event is free of charge. No registration is required.

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Participants can:

• View soybeans planted into Winter Wheat.

• Talk with experts on management of cover crops and how they can work on your farm.

• See the benefits of cover crops on soil structure and tilth.

• Crop insurance representatives will highlight insurance options.

• Soil pits will be open in prevent plant to highlight the effects of cover crops on soil health.

Multiple stations will run on a continuous basis and start every 30 minutes. Come whenever you like and see as much as you can.

For more information about soil health, Freeborn County landowners and operators can call 507-373-5607 Ext. 3 or stop by the Ag Service Center at 1400 W. Main St., Albert Lea.