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University of Missouri Organic Research and Organic No-till/Cover Crop Field Day
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March 4, 2013 2:48 p.m.



University of Missouri Organic Research

Organic No-till/Cover Crop Field Day

As part of the USDA certified organic research grant, the University of Missouri will be hosting two different field days showcasing their organic research which is taking place at the Bradford Research Center and the Littrell Farm near Mexico, MO.

The Littrell Farm Organic Field Day will be held sometime during the last two weeks of May.



  • Twenty different cover crop mixes will be destroyed with a cover crop roller/crimper and soybean will be planted into the field.


  • This will take place at the organic grain crop farm of Terry Littrell, approximately 8 miles northwest of Mexico, MO in Audrain County.


  • Participants will be able to examine the cover crop mixtures, see a crimper in action and observe planting into a cover crop mulch.


  • This will take place one day during the last two weeks of May. The exact day will be decided based on weather conditions.


  • To sign up for notification of the event and to get directions call Kerry Clark at

    573-884-7945 or email clarkk@missouri.edu.




The Bradford Research Center Organic Field Day will be held August 1st from 1-6 pm. More information will be forthcoming. Topics and tours include Organic no-till, Winter cover crop tour, Trap cropping with cucurbits, Summer cover crop tour, Vegetable tour, Equipment, Organic Marketing, Interpreting your soil test, Soil carbon testing and the tasting of the organic harvests! For questions e-mail clarkk@missouri.edu or call 573-884-7945 and ask for Kerry

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