Michael Fields Institute to host 2015 Cover Crops Conference
Dan DeSutter from west central Indiana, is the conference keynote speaker and will be discussing his use of no-till, cover crops and manure to improve soil quality on his 4,500-acre farm. He was a former financial analyst and commodity broker, and in 2013 DeSutter was honored as the National No-Till Innovator of the Year. The […]
Sunn Hemp: A potential cover crop for Wisconsin?
This summer, the Institute initiated an evaluation of Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) as a potential cover crop for Wisconsin. A tropical, rapid-growing legume, it has demonstrated its ability to produce large biomass and nitrogen yields in the Southern U.S. and as far North as Illinois. It also has potential to suppress weeds because of […]