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UK Fragipan Field Day to feature Hickman County grain producer Jerry Peery’s Springhill Farms

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Hickman County grain producer Jerry Peery has grown annual ryegrass as a cover crop to control erosion on his Purchase Area farm since 2012, but evidence suggests that he has been getting more out of the cover crop than just erosion control. Peery’s Springhill Farms is the feature of the University of Kentucky Fragipan Field Day that will occur March 26. The...

Fragipan Field Day at UK’s Research and Education Center farm shows research breakthrough to farmers

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Row crop producers recently got a first look at the results of a groundbreaking University of Kentucky research project that should increase production on their farms and their bottom lines. UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment soil scientists Lloyd Murdock, Tasios Karathanasis, Chris Matocha and John Grove found that annual ryegrass broke down soil...