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UMass and UVM Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops Workshops

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 3:00 pm

Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops Workshops

Need help interpreting your soil test results? Juggling nutrient recommendations for many different fields? The UMass Extension Vegetable Program, in collaboration with University of Vermont Extension, is holding 2 workshops on vegetable nutrient management this March aimed at improving crop nutrition and soil health practices. Becky Maden and Laura Johnson of UVM will present on the topics listed below and will be available for one-on-one nutrient management consultations with growers in the afternoon. Growers are encouraged to bring current soil test results to work with. Space is limited to 20 attendees at each location, so register today!


9:00 – 9:15 Introductions
9:15-9:20 Nutrient calculations review
9:20-10:00 pH and organic matter
10:00-10:40 Nitrogen and phosphorus
10:40-11:00 Discussion and questions
11:00-11:30 High tunnel nutrient management
11:30-12:30 Farmer presentation and discussion
1:00-3:00 Technical assistance available, or continue discussion

This workshop will be held in two locations:

Hadley, MA

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9am-3pm
Where: UMass Equine & Livestock Farm (The Hadley Farm), 111 North Maple St., Hadley, MA 01035
Registration: $25 per person, includes lunch and refreshments. Space limited to 20 attendees. Register for the Hadley Nutrient Management workshop here https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Register?code=HadleyVNM20

Westborough, MA

When: Friday, March 6, 2020, 9am-3pm
Where: MA Division of Fish & Wildlife Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough, MA 01581
Registration: $25 per person, includes lunch and refreshments. Space limited to 20 attendees. Register for the Westborough Nutrient Management workshop here https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Register?code=WestboroughVNM20

Questions? Contact Genevieve Higgins at ghiggins@umass.edu or (413) 577-3976.

This work is supported, in part, by USDA-NRCS EQIP technical assistance funds.


March 5 @ 9:00 am
March 6 @ 3:00 pm
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MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Rd.
Westbourough, MA 01581 United States
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