Rain date: Thursday, July 29
Take part in a tour of current crop research at the farm and a demo of the newly purchased no-till transplanter in action. The research tour will go from 3-6pm and dinner will be provided at the end of the tour.
Registration is required due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
The tour will include presentations on the following research:
- Demonstrating no-till transplanter at work
- Finding the right mixture of summer cover crops for harvest
- Strategies for terminating cover crops
- Sunn hemp: Grow your own nitrogen fertilizer
- Organic control of wireworms in sweet potatoes
- Downy mildew-resistant cucumber varieties
- Organic control of Cercospora leaf spot in Swiss chard
- Bacterial wilt-resistant slicing cucumbers
- Damping off in winter spinach
- Dual-use solar on Massachusetts farms
- Strategies for extending grazing seasons
- Bumblebee responses to different “flavors” of basil
- Stem cells in agriculture
This event is made possible by the Massachusetts Coordinated Soil Health Program, MDAR, Northeast SARE, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and American Farmland Trust.
Click here for more information and to register.
Questions? Email Samantha Glaze-Corcoran.