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Virtual- No-Till Oat and Rye Production
June 24, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 24 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
In partnership with Land Stewardship Project
Martin has been a long-time user of no-till and cover crops. It was his cover crop that got him into growing rye for his own cover crop seed. He then decided to further diversify his farm with an oat crop. This virtual farm tour will showcase both rye and oats in the field, and Martin will share the lessons he’s learned about producing both crops, from no-till planting in soybean residue to harvesting and cleaning the product.
Host: Martin Larsen
The Farm: Martin Larsen is a fifth-generation farmer using no-till and cover cropping practices to grow conventional corn, soybeans, oats and rye near Byron, Minnesota. Martin also works for the Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District, where he has done research on cover crops and nitrate reduction in local waterways, and he serves as president of the Minnesota Caving Club.
- Growing oats and rye
- Cover crop seed production
- No-till and extended rotations
- Small-grain cost-share opportunities
Format: Virtual Field Day
Platform: Facebook Live