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New conservation field days announced for week of July 19

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Conservation field days have been announced for the week of July 19. For more information about recently announced field days, visit here.

Recently Announced 

Novel Grain that Improves Soil Health

Wednesday, July 21 (12 pm – 1 pm)

In the webinar, “Improving Soil Health with a Novel Perennial Grain Crop,” Manbir Kaur Rakkar, postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota, will introduce the audience to Kernza®, a novel perennial grain that is showing potential to improve soil health while still producing a useable grain crop. She will discuss the soil health benefits and agronomic feasibility of using Kernza® during an organic transition period.

“As some current cropping systems continue to affect soil health, it is important to look at alternative methods that may be adopted to reverse ongoing soil and environmental degradation,” said Rakkar. “Kernza is one viable option to mitigate soil health and environmental problems.”

Register for this field day, here.



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