Saturday, 21 July 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Kansas Rural Center's "Growing Over Cover" Guide
03/16/2018
 
Growing Over Cover: A Kansas Specialty Crop Grower's Guide to Cover Crops is the latest publication in the Kansas Rural Center's series of guides for fruit and vegetable growers in Kansas. The guide is now available for download on the KRC website, and a limited number of hard copies are available by contacting KRC.
 
Written by Jim French, Kansas Rural Center, and Cary Rivard, Kim Oxley and Tom Buller, all of Kansas State University Extension, the 32-page guide details soil health principles, and best choices for cover crops for specialty crop operations.
 
"Cover crops are not just for grain and livestock farms," states Jim French, one of the authors. "Adding cover crops to fruit and vegetable operations, from home and market gardens to commercial scale operations, provides multiple benefits that build soil health and fertility, provide weed control, and attract pollinators and beneficial insects."
 
The guide includes planning tips for planting cover crops in Kansas, what cover crops to plant, and establishing and terminating cover crops. Profiles of three successful Kansas specialty crop growers from around the state round out the guide, along with a list of resources (books and articles) for more information.
 
Copies are available for free download on the KRC website at https://kansasruralcenter.org/growing-under-cover/. A limited number of hard copies are also available by contacting the Kansas Rural Center at 866-579-5469 or [email protected]
 
Growing Over Cover was prepared with funding from the Kansas Department of Agriculture through the Specialty Crop Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through Grant No. 16-SC-BGP-KS-044.
 
The guide is the third in a series of specialty crop guides prepared by the Kansas Rural Center in collaboration with Kansas State University Extension. The first was Growing Under Cover: A Guide to Polytunnel Options, which outlines the choices available for low and high tunnels, and how to select the right plastic tunnel or hoophouse option for you. The second guide is Growing Under Cover: A Kansas Grower's Guide, which provides basic management strategies for hoophouse or high tunnel production, as well as enterprise budgets for seven major specialty crops popular in hoophouses including tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens and root vegetables. All three guides are available on KRC's website at https://kansasruralcenter.org/growing-under-cover/.
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Falls City man arrested after shots fired
Explosive sounds and smoke blamed on fireworks
Stolen vehicle, pursuit, sends two to jail
Horton woman dies from injuries in wreck
12 horses removed from Jackson Co farm
Drugs, gun, cash, seized in Atchison raid
Teen blamed for Atchison burglary
Sabetha man waives prelim hearing in child sex case
Wind blamed for semi-truck wreck
Ballfield to be named in honor of longtime coach
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Local radio host honored for outdoor focus
State senators encourage Taking Back Our Community group
Pawnee County reviewing handibus agreement
Hiawatha USD 415 receives preschool grant
Plea cancels trial in Highland business theft case
Stop signs likely to stay in downtown Atchison
Drugs, gun, cash, seized in Atchison raid
DCF Computer Camps Help Youth in Foster Care Prepare for Adulthood
Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open
State senators listen to frustrations with crime
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group