August 29, 2019
Thompson Farms, Osage County Kansas, Osage City
Start at Osage City Community Center, 307 S 1st St, Osage City, KS 66523
Check in 8:00-8:30 am
No-till on the Plains is hosting a soil health field day at Thompson Farms near Osage City, KS. Through a grant from the northcentral region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), four producers across Kansas have planted demonstrations plots of grain sorghum with companion species (mung beans, guar, flax, mustards, buckwheat). The plots are designed to assess whether the companion plantings can reduce the need for herbicides and pesticides to protect the sorghum crop. Comparisons are being made between the plots and the rest of the sorghum field. Water use is also being monitored.
Also included in the field tour are soil health practices on Palen Family farms. Soil health demonstrations from NRCS will close out the morning.
This event is free of charge.