Cornell University

Reduced Tillage Field Day

Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Freeville Organic Research Farm at the Cornell HC Thompson Vegetable Research Farm 133 Fall Creek Road, Freeville NY

Tools and Tactics for Organic Vegetables at Any Scale

Join the Cornell Reduced Tillage Team for a field tour and discussion of practices to build soils and manage weeds in organic vegetables. Can tarps help replace tillage? How can we integrate cover crops with reduced tillage? What tools can be used for more strategic tillage and cultivation? Hear about the latest research and share experience from your own farm.

  • Tour research plots on tarping in direct seeded crops, cover crop mulching for summer transplants, and practices for permanent beds
  • View demos of strip till and cultivation tools in high residue
  • Learn how in-row cultivation tools work with Integrated Weed Management Specialist Bryan Brown (NYS IPM)

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred HERE but walk-ins are welcome. Co-sponsored by NOFA-NY. Email Ryan Maher at with questions and visit for more on the project.

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Field Day


horticulture, cuaes, sips, Small Farms Program



Free and open to the public. Walk-ons welcome, but please pre-register.

Small Farms Program: Central NY
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Ryan Maher

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