Mississippi: Soil and Water Stewardship in Row-Crop Systems Field Day, Shaw, July 13

    Mississippi State University scientists will cohost a collaborative field day in the Mississippi Delta on July 13 to share information about cover crops, soil and water health, and irrigation automation and efficiency.

    The Soil and Water Stewardship in Row-Crop Systems field day runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and begins at Mosco Farm at the southwest of 813 US-61 in Shaw. Attendees will travel to Clements Farm and finish the event at the West F.A.R.M. Pavilion. A complimentary catfish lunch is included for registered participants.

    This producer-focused event will highlight how farmers are incorporating different stewardship practices into their production systems, as well as how these practices support profitability and the conservation of natural resources. Demonstrations will include cover crops integrated into cotton row-crop systems, edge-of-field water monitoring, soil moisture sensors and automated irrigation.

    Register online here.

    For more information or disability accommodation, contact Beth Baker at 662-325-7491

    The field day agenda includes presentations by participating farmers, along with representatives of Delta F.A.R.M, the Soil Health Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute and MSU Extension.

    Portions of this work are supported by the Conservation Innovation Grants program at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Farmer-to-Farmer Program grant Farming Systems Research: Demonstrating an Innovative and Scalable Watershed-Based Approach to Advancing Sustainable Agriculture.

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