Join our 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.
Optimizing Cover Crops for No-Till Vegetable Production: Research Update (Dave Robb)
Vegetable Production in No-Till Cover Crop Residue: Lessons Learned (Shawn Jadrnicek; Clemson/Dr. Brian Ward; Charleston, and Dave Robb)
Travel to Student Organic Farm or CREC
Farm Tour and Demonstration: Cover crop plots, termination methods, and transplanting into no-till residue
Lunch and discussion
The cost of this training is $15. (Free for new farmers. Discount taken during check out.) Lunch will be provided and each participant will receive a copy of the book “Managing Cover Crops Profitably”. Please register here: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20569_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1726&SINGLESTORE=true
Please contact Kelly Flynn – email@example.com