Wed, May 18

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Prairie du Sac

Variety Showcase - Praire Du Sac, Wisconsin

The Cover Crop Breeding Network will host a showcase of new cover crop varieties of hairy vetch, winter pea, crimson clover, and cereal rye developed from a nationwide breeding program.

Variety Showcase - Praire Du Sac, Wisconsin

Time & Location

May 18, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Prairie du Sac, S8822 Sunset Dr, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578, USA

About the event

The Cover Crop Breeding Network has selected hairy vetch, winter pea, crimson clover, and cereal rye for improved cover crop performance since 2015. New breeding lines exceed all commercially available varieties for biomass, seed yield, winter survival, and fall vigor across the United States. Attendees have the opportunity to rate dozens of new breeding lines and provide feedback on which lines to release this year. The event will also include a hairy vetch breeding nursery selected for soft seed and low shatter. The event will conclude with a tour of winter cover crop species trials for the northern Midwest.

Agenda:

9:00-9:20 Introduction and hairy vetch breeding nursery 

9:20-9:40 Hairy vetch advanced line trial 

9:40-10:00 Winter pea advanced line trial 

10:00-10:20 Crimson clover advanced line trial 

10:20-11:40 Group input on future cover crop efforts 

10:40-11:00 Winter cover crop species trials

The event will take place at map point 43.350988, -89.757735, which is east of the intersection of US Highway 12 and County Hwy C

With any questions, please contact Lisa Kissing Kucek, lisa.kucek@usda.gov, 608-234-0352.

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