Annual crops and soils field day – Alburgh VT July 27


I’ll be teaching a workshop on pasture management with Sid Bosworth at the UVM annual crops and soils field day.  In addition to our session, farm ours will be offered of research trials and sessions ranging from pastures to precision agriculture as well as commercial production of new crops with tastings of end-products from crop research.

On-site check-in gets underway at 9:15 a.m. with a guided tour starting at 10:00 a.m.  Participants will tour the more than 3,000 plots of research trials focused on cereal grain and soybean varieties; reduced tillage in silage corn; innovative crops such as hemp, dry beans, hops and milkweed; and cover crops and other soil health trials for forages and perennial grasses, vegetable and field crops.

Afternoon sessions will focus on perennial forages and pasture management; flame weeding technology for vegetables and hops; a look at hemp; new no-till and cover crop equipment; milkweed floss production; hop yard pest management and crowining; and a grain tour