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, email@example.com
Join us for this event to better understand the management challenges and solutions of organic farming.
8- 8:30 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
Dr. Zack Hayden, Department of Horticulture : Fertility Management in Organic Systems
Dr. Szendrei: Pests and beneficials in organic squash and vegetables (insect display)
Dr. Beth Brisco-McCann, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences : Disease management in organic squash and vegetables (will show plant samples)
Dr. Dan Brainard, Department of Horticulture: Weed Control in Organic and Strip Till Systems
Break (snacks) participants can look at equipment on display from Hak, Kult Kress, and Einbock
Jared Scholten, territorial sales manager, Farm Power Implements: Einbock hydraulic controlled flex tine cultivator
Kult kress: steerable tool bar
Hak: steerable tool bar
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.
Lunch and Equipment display