Making Cover Crops Work in No-Till Vegetable Production

Join Clemson University cover crop specialists for a practical look at using cover crops for no-till production. We’ll start in the classroom for an update on our USDA cover crop research project, and a discussion on nuts and bolts information like varieties, seeding methods, seeding rates, termination methods, planting vegetables into residue, and lessons learned related to all those things. Then we’ll head to the field (Student Organic Farm in Clemson and CREC Research Farm in Charleston) to look at plots, cover crop termination, and depending on timing we could observe planting vegetables into residue. We’ll finish with lunch and Q&A. We’ll also have some print resources available.  Each participant will receive a copy of the Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education Program’s publication “Managing Cover Crops Profitably”.

Charleston, SC, April 19th

Coastal Research and Education Center

2700 Savannah Hwy

Clemson, SC, May 11th

Madren Conference Center

230 Madren Center Dr.

AGENDA

9:00
Introduction

9:10
Optimizing Cover Crops for No-Till Vegetable Production: Research Update (Dave Robb)

9:45
Vegetable Production in No-Till Cover Crop Residue: Lessons Learned (Shawn Jadrnicek; Clemson/Dr. Brian Ward; Charleston, and Dave Robb)

10:45
Travel to Student Organic Farm or CREC

11:00
Farm Tour and Demonstration: Cover crop plots, termination methods, and transplanting into no-till residue

12:30
Lunch and discussion

1:45
Adjourn

REGISTRATION

The cost of this training is $15.  Lunch will be provided and each participant will receive a copy of the book “Managing Cover Crops Profitably”.

Please register here

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Kelly Flynn – kgilker@clemson.edu

One Response

  1. Thought one was in Columbia??

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