Western Wisconsin Conservation Council on June 17 will host representatives from Agrometer, a Danish company, for a rare live demonstration of a new technology that allows liquid manure to be applied to standing corn. Attendees at the field day will receive information about how the use of the Agrometer SDS 8000 self-propelled dribble bar applicator might transform the way nutrients are managed in the soil with little damage to growing crops. According to Agrometer, there are currently no SDS 8000 machines being used in the United States. The SDS 8000 being demonstrated at the field day is being borrowed from Canada.
Who: Western Wisconsin Conservation Council
What: Field day
When: 12 p.m. Thursday, June 17
Where: Jon-De Dairy, 2054 30th Avenue, Baldwin, Wis.
-Welcome by Todd Doornink, Western Wisconsin Conservation Council president
-Presentation by Agrometer and Nature Energy
-Live demonstration of Agrometer SDS 8000 self-propelled dribble bar applicator
Western Wisconsin Conservation Council is a farmer-led non-profit group of farmers dedicated to promoting water conservation, environmentally sound agricultural practices and community engagement. The group is composed of grain, dairy and livestock member farms in the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow River watersheds in Barron, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties. More information: http://westernwisconservation.org