Clinton County Farm Bureau

Managing manure and cover crops to reduce nutrient losses

In the third virtual field day, Clinton County farmers Paul Meyer and Mark Litteken discuss research on their farms using manure to avoid commercial fertilizer applications and cover crops to reduce nutrient runoff. Partners from Clinton County Farm Bureau, Illinois Farm Bureau, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (College of Agricultural Sciences), Schuette Seeds, Sugar Creek Valley Farms LLC, Wyciskalla Consulting and Meyer VMS Dairy, Inc. all play a role in studying plots at Meyer VMS Dairy and Sugar Creek Valley Farms. Find more details in this booklet, then watch the field day coverage. 

Certified Crop Advisors can receive self-reported Continuing Education Units (CEUs) after watching the videos for each of these virtual field days. For more information, and to find the self-reporting form, visit and click “Self-Report CEUs.”

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Table of Contents

00:15: Lauren Lurkins, Illinois Farm Bureau

6:30: Ray Krausz, Clinton County Farm Bureau

8:05: Brad Conant, Clinton County Farm Bureau

9:49: Dr. Amir Sadeghpour, SIU (Part I)

15:50: Dr. Amir Sadeghpour, SIU (Part II)

33:38: Dr. Amir Sadeghpour,  SIU (Part III)

36:42: Cliff Schuette & Paul Meyer, Schuette Seeds and host farmer

48:57: Justin Detmer & Mark Litteken, Midwest Tractor Sales andhost farmer

53:03: Bryan Pickering, Rantizo

55:54: Terry Wyciskalla, Certified Crop Advisor

1:06:05: Cliff Schuette & Mark Litteken, Schuette Seeds and host farmer