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Freeville organic vegetable field days – Aug. 17, 24

The Organic Research Farm at the Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research facility in Freeville, N.Y., will host twilight field days on two Mondays in August:

Organic Vegetable Research Farm Field Day

August 17, 4 to 7 p.m.

Hands-On Sessions will cover:

  • Specialized equipment for weed control and reduced tillage
  • Organic breeding for quality and disease resistance
  • High tunnels for early and extended harvest of warm season crops
  • Compost quality and maturity
  • Striped cucumber beetle controls in different organic systems

Led by Cornell faculty doing organic vegetable research.

Diverse Fertility Management: Cover Crops and Other Nutrient Sources

August 24, 4 to 7 p.m.

This workshop will empower attendees to use and evaluate various cover crops for nutrient management. We have planted cover crops appropriate to warm-season use for demonstration and will discuss options for cool-season plantings.

Highlights:

  • Learn to measure cover crop density
  • Predict nutrient content of cover crop

Led by researchers of the Organic Cropping Systems Project

Questions? Contact: Melissa Madden, (607) 351-3313 or mam233@cornell.edu


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