Cover Crop Twilight Meeting.

Thursday September 20, 2007 from 5-7 pm
University of Vermont Extension office, Brattleboro.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored in cooperation with the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Assn.,
the Northeast Farming Assn. of Vermont,
with funding from USDA Risk Management Agency.

Come see the 4th year of our cover crop demonstration.
There are 20 different 1/10-acre plots of cover crops, including legumes like sweet clover,
cowpea, soybean, and hairy vetch, as well as grasses like sorghum-Sudangrass, and pearl millet.
For several years we've also trialed unusual legumes like Crotolaria and Sesbania,
as well as mixtures of legumes and grasses.

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 Horticulture 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 or

The 2006 cover crop trial