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Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:30am to 2:30pm

Schoharie Valley Farms 495 N. Main Street Schoharie, NY 12157

Join us for a day of cover crop and soil health including, presentations, field tours, and a farmer panel! This field day is presented by USDA-NRCS, Cornell Cooperative Extension ENYCHP, SARE & SUNY Cobleskill.

Topics to include:

Introduction to Cornell's New Soil Health Initiative. David Wolfe, Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology in the School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell

Understanding Soil Health, Soil Health Demos Aaron Ristow, Cornell

Soil Health Field Evaluation and test pit Olga Vargas, NRCS

"Life Underground?": A discussion of beneficial soil-dwelling invertebrates Carmen Greenwood, SUNY Cobleskill

Cover Crop Selection and Management Thomas Bjorkman, Cornell

Twenty Different Cover Crop Species and Mixes Demonstration Plots Paul Salon, NRCS

Seven Inter-seeding demonstration plots John Wallace, Cornell

Farmer Panel - TBA

For More Information Please Contact:  Chuck Bornt, CCE ENYCHP: 518-859-6213

$ 10 program fee includes lunch. 

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Field Day


CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture


organic, fieldcrops




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