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UMass Twilight Meeting – Cover Crop Strategies for Vegetable Farms

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join UMass Extension for this in-person twilight meeting all about making the best use of cover crops for weed control, soil health and fertility, and attracting beneficial insects.

Appleton’s farm manager, Andrew Lawson, will discuss the farm’s current cover cropping practices and demonstrate their high-speed, shallow tillage disc cultivator.

UMaine Extension Sustainable Ag Professional, Jason Lilley, will talk about planning cover crops into vegetable rotations, species selection considerations, interseeding into late-season crops, and more.

UMass Vegetable Team Educator, Hannah Whitehead will discuss cover crops and beneficial insects.

Register here.

Details

Date:
August 11
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexizEQgAJsea6x90X1SVDLg2lSpY1b6wLvt2zYyPMtAvoa5A/viewform

Organizer

UMass Extension
Phone:
(413) 577-3976
Email:
lmckeag@umass.edu

Venue

Appleton Farm
219 County Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938
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