Cover Crop Trials
Sept 14, 2005. 5-7 pm
University of Vermont Extension office, Brattleboro.

Come see 10 different 1/10-acre plots of cover crops, including legumes like red clover,
cowpea, soybean, and hairy vetch, as well as Sudangrass, sorghum-Sudangrass, and pearl millett.
Also see the residues from sweet clover and buckwheat that were allowed to stand after maturity.
This year we also tried Crotolaria, which did quite well, but Sesbania, which did well last year, failed.

In general the plots did not do nearly as well as they did last year on this low-fertility site.
We can discuss the reasons for this as we walk the fields, assess growth and weed suppression,
pull up plants and look at root nodules and gab about green manures.

The UVM Extension YOuth Horticulture Project is also located in this field and you
so you will be able to check out their crops, equipment, and greenhouse and we can
talk about their programs

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 or vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu
 

2004 Cover crop trial

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