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Paqe 6 Supplement to The Superior Express and Jewell County Record, Thursday, February 5, 201n Students help plug large well near Esbon Rock Hills Elementary School fifth and sixth grade students started off their Conservation Field Day morning helping plug a huge, hand-dug aban- doned well along the railroad tracks in Esbon. That afternoon 38 students and their teachers were in attendance at the Mankato City Park for conservation presentations. On hand were six different present- ers. Lucas Kramer from Kansas De- partment of Wildlife and Parks dis- playing the Skins and Skulls program and identified animals, their habits, held discussion and interaction with the students. Sherry Koster, County Sanitarian, ran a "Water Jeopardy" game. Terry Alstatt NRCS DC along with William Lavergne, NRCS Technician, demonstrated a "Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Enviroscape." Alstatt and Lavergne are both with the NRCS in Republic County. :: ........ ..... Jim Peroutek, FSA CED brought samples of seeds and taught seed iden-: tification and how the seeds are :;:~ ' ~!~*::::':: .... ::~ :: ..... pro- ........:,.::: ..... duced for our everyday uses. Jeff Helierich, soil scientist from .... Manhattan AO, brought soil samples ....... : : :':':::;:::~ and then discussed and demonstrated ; ...... : " types of soils, how soil is formed, and health. .......... ":' .... Tyson Sierer, wildlife biologist, Sept. 10, 2014, Rock Hills Elementary School students helped with a plugging of a well. This was a huge hand dug shared examples and discussed polli- well along the railroad in Esbon. Back row Itor: Shelby Wherry, Jauclyn Lemke, Caden Slate, Cammy O'Dell, Tristyn nators, their purpose and need. Brown, Seth Pennell, Dakota Jensen, Mason Higer. Third row: Simon Saltzman, Karrigan Dunstan, Kenny Sterling, Youth contest winner named Kindergarten' coloring: 1st Caleb Brown, 2nd Eli Whelchel, 3rd Ty Vance. First Grade coloring: 1st Dacey i Beck, 2nd Halle Mizner, 3rd Bethany Simmelink. cover crops By Robert Schiffner NRCS Resource Conservationist, Many producers are now looking to the next cropping season. The next step in many areas is determining the fertilizer needs of the next crop. If you' re using cover crops, there may be more to determining fertilizer needs ment practices influence the speed of nutrient release from the cover crop. Most cover crops release PAN within four to six weeks following termination. Tissue samples from the cover crop can be analyzed by most soil testing labs and can provide an indication of a cover crop capacity to release PAN for summer crop. Cover crop biomass must be bro- ken down by soil microbes in order for nutrients to be available for a follow- ing crop. The carbon and nitrogen con- tent in the tissue at the time of termina- tion will have an impact on how fast Tanner Shipman, Ysabel Fry, Eve Meyers, Jerrod Gillett, Kole Vance. Second row: Brent Kussman, Wyatt Garman, Trevor Covalt, Tate Callaway, Alyssa Davis, Ty Boiler, Daniel McDill, Eva Cleary, Christian Wagner. Front row: Anoki Strider, Caitlynn Scarrow, Rickie DeSpain, Roger Meier, Genavive Guinnip, Conner Cosand, Andrew Babson. than merely looking at a current soil nutrient uptake. For most cover crops, this breakdown will occur. However, when these crops are properly managed, they can provide a positive nitrogen credit if they are planted in conjunction with legumes to lower the carbon to nitrogen ratio. Remember, if you are in doubt, always have a sample tested for per- centage nitrogen in dry matter to deter- mine the amount of plant available nitrogen. Second Grade poster: 1st Aarontest. however, this is only easily done by There are a number of recommen- i Underwood, 2nd Akasha Robinson, A few things to keep in mind: collecting the above ground portion of dations cautioning that cover crops r Faith Rein"-" -Soil tests will report lower nutrient 3 d ........ the plant, which doesn't represent the having a high carbon to nitrogen ratio, / ~ ~l Third Grade bird feeder" 1st IsabellafulaVallabdltYcover cropn fieldSls growmgWhereasucceSS'or has re .entire picture. To get the most PAN like cereal grains and grasses, may .| -~- Volker' 2nd Hannah Sim'mei'i1~k, 3rd " " " .' - value from cover crops, universities cause anet reduction in available'soil ~ ',1, Abbey'Schleifer. cently been terminated than on fields recommend removing abovegroundnitrogen (a negative nitrogen credit), Fourth Grade poster: 1st Aubree where no cover crop was used.biomass late in the vegetative growing especially when these are terminated "!~ " " " ~ ~ " Plant avadable mtrogen (PAN) Whelchel 2nd Lauren Whelchel, 3rd ' " " " " stage. However, youshouldcheck with in a late growth stage and too close to Selena Luong. released f.rom cover crops depend on your crop insurance company before planting of crops like corn. This is a / v)r crop species and crop growth stage Fifth Grade limerick: 1st Tre ( " : " ' implementing this. A lab analysis for frequent problem for many growers Covalt 2nd Anoki Strider 3rd Jake soil temperature, soil microbial activ- Underwood. ' - ity, and inany environmental factors ageCVerofCrPdry matterttal nitrogenis a goodaSpredictora percent-of cropWhensystem.first experimenting with a cover I l/l/'O col?fffa~u/ato Sixth Grade Poster: 1st Jerrod .The timing of the cover crop ter- / allyour Gill V..m - ,, mination and incorporation in relm;'m ...ett, 2nd Kole --al.ce, 3~d Camm_ ~ O'Dell * ;o"tC We would like to say I consefeat/on efforts/ Congratulations to the conservation winners Your preservation in conservation and thank you to all of our area farmers. ]National Farmers Union not only means so much now, | 117 E. Jefferson but to future generations. Schendel Pest Control and / Mankato,Kan. [ Thank You/ Lawn Service 810 N. Commercial, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3283 Congratulations Jewell County Conservation Winners! 233 S. Main, Burr Oak, Kan. 785-647-6851 ...... "'~iiii:::~: =i!~: ..... Bohnert 109 West 5th, Concordia, Kan. 785-243-2554 , 1-800-748-8184 IMPEMEN 1" JOHN DEERE Highway 24 East 4820 Vine Street 1104 E 8th Beloit, KS 67420 Hays, KS 67601EIIsworth, KS 67439 785-738-5744 785-625-2219 Congratulations "Harvest Starts Here. to the conservation winners for a job well done. www.carricoimplement, com 107 S. Commercial, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3222 Salutes the Jewell County Conservation Winners Member FDIC CLINIC Dr. Darrell Kile 402-879-4060 "We appreciate the opportunity to provide quality healthcare for all your pet and livestock needs. Small and Large Animals Services Grooming & Boarding Available House Calls Country Calls After-Hour Emergencies Clinic Hours: Monday- Friday." 8 a.m.-Noon, and l-.S p.m. Saturday." 9 a.m. - Noon Located 2 112 miles east of Superior on Highway 8 north side of road. White Rock Electric would like to say Congratulations to our Conservation Winners on a job well done/ lll f If' lt l Ili RO ;K ~'J'dW" ELEI2TiUC u~ Office: 785-545-6953 304 S. Center St. Mankato, Kan. 66956 The 10-1/4" (260 mm) six blade spiral reels provide the field finish, crushing clods and firming the seedbed. The reels have adjustable spring down pressure and feature triple sealed greaseable bearings. I Women in Ag series Leases; March 5, FSA and NRCS pro- to be in Belleville grams, Farm Technology and Safety; March 12, Family Communication, (Continue from Page 1) Farm Succession, and Estate Planning. Brand Products Darrell and Damon Bohnert Seed and Sales Representative 105 Grant Street, Jewell, Kan. Business: 785-428-3238 Fax: 785-428-3566 Home: 785-428-3670 Cellular: 785-545-8665 "Small town, personal service/" TRANSMISSIONS INC. Bill McCutchan 300 S. Main PO Box 225 Nelson, Neb. 68961 (402) 225-2336 (402) 984-5073 (cell) AUCTION & APPRAISAL, LLC 356 E Third st. Superior, Neb. 68978 The last session will also be open 12, Ag Marketing and Risk Manage- for family members of participants to ment, Crop Insurance, Calculating Cost attendat no additional of Production; Feb. 19, Financial Man- cost. Registration for the series began agement, Using Quicken for Farm on Dec. 1. Contact the River Valley Recordkeeping; Feb. 26, Kansas Lease Extension District-Concordia Office Law, Developing Equitable Farm for more information or to register. Jewell County Farmers Thank you for your efforts and for your , , conservation practices/ ' ":: Oewell County Hospital LTC 785-378-3137 Jewell County Rural Health Clinic r 785-378-3511. With you cherishing and protecting our lands, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to all the Conservation Winners. .i 511 Grand Ave. Esbon, Kan. ratulations servation Triump Seeds Archer Oil Distributer 785-786-3771 Jr THERE IS ONLY ONE. THE ORIGINAL. SUNFLOWER. I The innovative stays sharp saw-tooth profile on the Sunflower Saber Blade cuts through the toughest crop residue and penetrates hard soils. The fluted profile of the Sunflower Saber Blade creates a soil mixing action not possible with any other blade. The crop residue is sized, mixed and anchored for faster soil warm-up and resistance to wind and water erosion. 1220 E. 3rd, Superior, Neb. * 402-879-4723 t ~,