Vegetable Cover Crop Twilight Meeting

Date: August 21, 2015
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.mm.
Location: Forgotten Harvest Ore Creek Farm, 9153 Major Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
Contact: Saginaw County Extension Office, 989-758-2500, arooney@msu.edu.

Cover cropping in vegetable systems requires a firm understanding of your goals, and of how to take advantage of crop growth habits while still conserving your time between harvests and weather. This workshop will feature speakers talking about the most popular vegetable cover cropping choices and techniques. This evening meeting will include complementary buffet supper, and active cover cropping examples employed at the Forgotten Harvest vegetable farm. Funded by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. 

Please register with the Saginaw County Extension Office (989.758.2500, or arooney@msu.edu) by August 14. 

Agenda

5 p.m.               Welcome and Dinner in main shed

6 p.m.               Introduce Stations, 30-45 minutes each, walking distance

        • Main shed: Cover crop selection for vegetable rotations - Paul Gross
        • Major Road barn: Rainfall simulator and other tool - Christina Curell
        • Equipment pad: cover crop equipment showcase - Dan Brainard
        • Winter squash and post-sweet corn plots - Ben Phillips & Mike Yancho

8:30 p.m.           Dismiss

 

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