Making Cover Crops Work in No-Till Vegetable Production – workshop in South Carolina

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”. Continue reading

Clemson awarded $175,000 grant for cover-crop research

by Jim Melvin, Public Service Activities, Clemson University

Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Program has received a $175,000 collaborative grant to study and refine no-till cover-crop management for weed control in vegetable production.

The three-year grant (No. 2015-7006-24163) was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s crop protection and pest management program. NIFA is a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Field trials will be held in three separate locations: the Clemson Student Organic Farm; Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston; and City Roots Farm, a Columbia-based farm operated by Robbie and Eric McClam.

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Ecological Management of Pests, Disease and Weeds

Are you interested in learning how to manage your pests, disease and weeds on your farms or in your gardens using preventative measures and ecologically sound principals? Join Lowcountry Local First and Clemson Sustainable Agriculture for this full day interactive training with a variety of experts in the field.

June 22nd, 2015 8:30-4:30 pm

@ Clemson Coastal REC

 2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29414

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