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Wheat Harvested in Cover Crop Trial at the SWCRC

In July of this year, wheat was harvested in the cover crop trial at the Southwestern Colorado Research Center. The trial seeks to observe the effect of 8 different cover crop mixtures on wheat yield and soil quality when compared against a wheat-fallow rotation. 2018 was year two of testing for this trial and marks…

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2018 Soil Health & Crops Workshop

On February 8th, 2018, the Southwestern Colorado Research Center and San Juan County Utah Extension will be hosting a Soil Health and Crops Workshop in Monticello Utah. The workshop is part of the Western SARE Dryland Cover Crops Project. There will be speakers from Colorado State University and Utah State University covering topics from fertilizer…

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3rd Annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar

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High Desert Conservation District plans to hold the 3rd Annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar on November 18th, 2017 at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center (21203 Road S, Cortez, CO 81321). Please note that there is a fee and registration deadline. 

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Grant Awarded to Continue Dryland Cover Crops Project

April 1, 2018 – Update! The grant proposal submitted to Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) has been approved for funding for another 3 years.  This grant is titled “ Examining Cover Crops for Soil Health Restoration in Dryland Cropping Systems in SW Colorado and SE Utah”.  We look forward to the continued project and collaborations…

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