Cover Crops for Soil Health

Wednesday October 6, 2010 from 4-6 pm
University of Vermont Extension office, Brattleboro VT

This workshop for farmers and gardeners is free and open to the public.

Come see the 6th year of our cover crop demonstration. There are 20 different 1/10-acre plots of cover crops: legumes and grasses, and mixtures.

This gravelly, low-fertility site also has high weed pressure, so it is a cover cropping challenge. We will walk the fields, assess the relative growth of cover crops, and their weed suppressiveness. We'll pull up plants and look at root nodules and gab about nitrogen fixation.

The UVM Extension Youth Agriculture Project is also located in this field so you can check out their crops, equipment, and greenhouse and we can talk about the program.

Directions: Take Exit 1 off I-91. Turn east toward Brattleboro, go under the highway. At the first light turn right. Go about 1/2 mile, pass by the high school, then bear right onto South Main st., the office is another 1/2 mile up on right. Take the second drive, go around the big barn, and park by the youth horticulture project greenhouse.

questions? (802) 257-7967 x303 or vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu

Sponsored by: University of Vermont Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, and the Risk Management Agency, which provides sound risk management solutions for farmers, see: www.rma.usda.gov.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let our office know 10 days prior to the event so we may assist you.

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