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Cornell Cooperative Extension: Cover Crop Field Day This Friday July 16th

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BELMONT, NEW YORK (July 12, 2021) — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce:

Cover Crop Field Day

Cover crops continue to grow in popularity due to their many benefits; including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, and increased soil organic matter. This field day aims to equip attendees with selection, best management practices for cover crops and tips for successfully adding them to your operation. This outside event will be held rain or shine on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Host site for the program is Country Crossroads Feed & Seed located at 3186 County Rte 61 Andover, NY 14806.

Join Shane Laurie, Western NY Territory Field Manager and Scott Rushe, Forage Market Development Manager with Seedway for a tour of demonstration plot containing several individual cover crops and some mixes. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences with cover cropping as well. The program is free to attend however pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, July 14th. Please contact Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County by phone 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email [email protected] with number attending.

Cover Crop Field Day is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Lynn A. Bliven, Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader

585-268-7644 ext. 18

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