Field day features organic farming challenges and solutions
Join us Sept. 19, 2018, at the Kellogg Biological Station to discuss management challenges and solutions related to organic vegetable farming.
September 4, 2018 - Author: Zsofia Szendrei
Join a team of Michigan State University researchers to learn about organic vegetable management on Sept. 19, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Biological Station, 9701 N 40th St, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. This is a great opportunity to interact with MSU researchers while learning about disease, insect, weed, nutrient and cover crop management in squash. We will also have a weed cultivation tool demonstration in our experimental squash field where you can also look at different cover crop management methods.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. — Registration
10:15 – 10:35 a.m. — Break (snacks provided). Participants can look at equipment on display from Hak, Kult Kress and Einbock.
10:35 – 11:15 a.m. — Equipment demonstration. Jared Scholten, territorial sales manager, Farm Power Implements: Einbock hydraulic controlled flex tine cultivator; Kult Kress: steerable tool bar; Hak: steerable tool bar; and more.
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. — Grafting and transplanted squash trial results from the Brainard Lab: grafted versus transplanted versus direct seeded trial.
12:10 – 1:10 p.m. — Lunch and equipment display.