Organic Management Field Day

Date: September 19, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station, 9701 N 40th St, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Marisa Benzle, 919-222-7219,

Join us for this event to better understand the management challenges and solutions of organic farming. 

8- 8:30 a.m.


8:40-8:55 a.m.

Dr. Zsofia Szendrei, Department of Entemology: Introduction of OREI USDA project on organic squash production in Michigan. The project compares strip and conventional tillage 

8:55-9:15 a.m.

Dr. Zack Hayden, Department of Horticulture : Fertility Management in Organic Systems 

9:20-9:40 a.m.

Dr. Szendrei: Pests and beneficials in organic squash and vegetables (insect display)

9:40-10 a.m.

Dr. Beth Brisco-McCann, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences : Disease management in organic squash and vegetables (will show plant samples)

9:55-10:15 a.m.

Dr. Dan Brainard, Department of Horticulture: Weed Control in Organic and Strip Till Systems

10:15-10:35 a.m.

Break (snacks) participants can look at equipment on display from Hak, Kult Kress, and Einbock

10:35-11:15 a.m.

Equipment demonstration

 Jared Scholten, territorial sales manager, Farm Power Implements: Einbock hydraulic controlled flex tine cultivator 

Kult kress: steerable tool bar

Hak: steerable tool bar

and more…

11:20-11:40 a.m.

Grafting and Transplanted Squash trial results

Brainard Lab: grafted vs transplanted vs direct seeded trial

11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

 Dr. Dean Baas, MSU extension: Cover crop demonstration and results, barley trial results.

12:10-1:10 p.m.

Lunch and Equipment display



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