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Cafe Talk in McVille, N.D., draws a diverse crowd of grain farmers and ranchers interested in soil health. (Trevor Peterson/AgweekTV)

Soil Health Minute: Cover crops for prevented planting café talks scheduled

In response to the anticipated prevented planting in various parts of North Dakota, we are planning a series of Café Talks on cover crops in prevented planting situations. These will be an excellent opportunity to meet with North Dakota State University specialists and researchers to run through options and hopefully we can get some insurance representatives there to provide input during the conversation.

Like all Café Talks, these will be a discussion of options for mixes based on next crop in rotation, soil type, herbicide residual, fertility amongst any other questions that come up. No need to RSVP, just show up. Here's the schedule:

June 17, 9:30 — 11 a.m., Casselton

Governors Inn, Flickertale Room, 2050 Governors Dr., 701-347-4524

Specialists: Joe Ikley (weeds), Marisol Berti (cover crops), Dave Franzen (fertility), Abbey Wick (soil health)

Coffee and muffins provided

June 17, 12:30 — 2 p.m., Valley City

AgCountry Farm Credit Services, 220 Winter Show Road SW, 701-845-1751

Specialists: Joe Ikley (weeds), Marisol Berti (cover crops), Dave Franzen (fertility), Abbey Wick (soil health)

Lunch provided

June 18, 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., Gwinner

Springs Golf Course, 565 Bogey Road, 701-678-3910

Specialists: Joe Ikley (weeds), Dave Franzen (fertility), Abbey Wick (soil health)

Lunch provided

June 20, 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., Jamestown

IDK Bar and Grill, 1009 13th St. NE, 701-952-5550

Specialists: Joe Ikley (weeds), Marisol Berti (cover crops), Abbey Wick (soil health)

Lunch provided

The 2019 Café Talks continue to be supported by the ND Corn Council, ND Soybean Council and ND Wheat Commission. You can also find additional information online: ndsu.edu/soilhealth or by following me on Twitter (@NDSUsoilhealth).