Cover Crops have been a hot topic lately when it comes to weed suppression and grazing livestock, but selecting the type of crop or mix of crops can be difficult with the many options available. A Cover Crops Meeting discussing the grazing and weed control benefits of different cover crops will be offered by the K-State Research and Extension Councils of Barber, Kingman, Kiowa, Stafford, and Pratt counties on January 10th, 2019 in Pratt, Kansas. The meeting will be held at the Pratt Area 4-H center located at 81 Lake Road in Pratt at 1 pm with refreshments sponsored by Scoular.
Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area Beef Systems Specialist for K-State Research and Extension will discuss her research pertaining to using cover crops in a livestock production system. She will cover grazing covers as well as baling for future use. Jaymelynn will also talk about recommended cover crops to maximize forage for livestock, and future research projects.
Dr. Anita Dille, professor of Weed Ecology at Kansas State University will discuss her research on weed suppression using cover crops. She will talk about how different mixes of cover crops suppressed weeds and what covers are recommended depending on your cropping system.