September 5, 2017 at 3:32 p.m.
Crop Management and Conservation Field Day at Knutson Farms on June 18th
Heavy rains in the month of May led to significant soil erosion in Western Wisconsin, stretching from Polk County down through Jackson County. For a number of reasons, severe sheet and rill and gully erosion has caused hundreds of thousands of tons of topsoil loss in some counties. Local reports even include public road maintenance trucks have been using snowplows and blades to remove topsoil off of area roads following downpours.
To bring awareness to the issues surrounding soil conservation Knutson Farms, located midway between Ellsworth and Baldwin, will be hosting a Crop Management and Conservation Field Day June 18th. UW-Extension specialists will be teaming up with leading conservation farmers at field stations to discuss weed management, pest management, and corn and soybean agronomy. Land Conservation, NRCS, and FSA staff will also be on hand to discuss conservation planning. Special guest for the day will be Minnesota researcher Jodi DeJong-Hughes to discuss the pros and cons of land rolling in corn and soybeans.