Written by Nicole Krumrie
Minnesota Corn is proud to sponsor the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) coming up December 13-14, 2016. The two day conference, hosted in Fargo, North Dakota, features breakout sessions, table talks, farmer panels, demonstrations, and keynote speakers.
CTC is a great way for farmers to gain insight from other growers, agronomists, academic experts, and production economists on how to better conserve natural resources and on-farm inputs, such as fuel, using conservation tillage. This conference will send attendee’s home with hands-on, how-to information in nearly every aspect of conservation tillage.
“The tillage conference is one of the few times during the year that farmers can gather and learn from practitioners and researchers about best options and practices to manage their tillage systems”, said Dr. Paul Meints, Research Director for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA).
CTC, hosted by North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota Extension, features breakout sessions focusing on conservation and how growers can effectively manage these practices on their farms. These sessions include Soil Warming & Drying Under Conservation, Weed Management in Reduced/Till Cover Crop Systems, Micronutrient Management, and more.
Hands-on demonstrations will allow for practices learned at the conference to be brought back to the farm. These demos will include aggregation and compaction, decomposition/biology, infiltration, spray table, and aggregate stability/slaking.
Whether you are an experienced conservation steward looking to fine-tune practices, a crop consultant who helps growers, or a novice looking to jump into conservation efforts, this is the conference for you.
For more information and to register, visit DigTheCTC.com.