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Workshop to address cover crops, soil health

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The Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a free workshop on soil health and cover crops on Oct. 19.

Farmers and natural resources professionals are invited to learn about soil health in conventional soybean, corn, cotton and peanut rotations. A morning session at Eastover Park in Eastover will focus on optimizing the short-term benefits of cover crops, soil testing and the results of soil-health research projects across S.C. In the afternoon, participants will travel to nearby Carter Farms to see a standing cover crop and learn cover crop management and soil sampling techniques.

Presenters at the workshop will include:

  • Rachel Vann, N.C. State University assistant professor and soybean extension specialist
  • Buz Kloot, University of South Carolina assistant professor and crop advisor
  • Bhupinder Farmaha, Clemson University assistant professor and nutrient management specialist

Lunch will be provided and registration is required. For more information, contact Charlie Fisher at 803-576-2080 or email

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