Soil Health through Smart Farm Management

September 19, 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Tilian Farm Development Center 4400 Pontiac Trail Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Contact: Vicki Morrone

  • See over 30 types of cover crops growing. We will take a look at how they grow, their benefits and their roots with Dr.  Dean Baas, MSU Extension Cover Crop Team Leader.
  • Visit the soil pit to see how cover crop roots grow, deep down, holding soil and feeding microbes with Vicki Morrone, Organic Farming Specialist, MSU.
  • Why are we so concerned about keeping the soil covered with living plants?-See how rain impacts the soil (and nutrients). A demonstration by Paul Gross, MSU Extension Cover Crop Team Educator.
  • Join us for a field walk of sorghum-Sudan grass cover crop, planted to “fight against” invasive thistle weeds with Kim Cassida, Forage and Cover Crop Specialist & Matt Keating-Farm Manager at Tilian.


Free (includes lunch)



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