Join Wayne County SWCD for a Soil Health Workshop on December 13th 2016
Where: Cornell CCE 1581 Rte. 88N Newark, NY 14513
10:30-11:00 A.M. Registration, visiting, warmup with a beverage.
11:00 A.M.– 12:00 Joe Lawrence – Spring management of cover crops, termination as green manure vs double crop for forage, rotation info to fit cover crops in, what to watch out for in summer following crops (pests, etc.)
Q&A to follow presentation
Noon– 12:30 Lunch – Homemade Chili (Traditional/White/Bean) Cornbread, Chips, Cookies
12:30 – 1:30 P.M. Paul Salon – Cover Crop Calculator, Mixes info, Timings, Establishment Q&A to follow presentation
Registration required – 12/9 by Noon!
Register by calling 315-946-4136
Why use cover crops in vegetable rotations?
Vegetable production involves many practices that compromise soil health, and therefore limit productivity. New York soils are less forgiving of such practices than many other regions. Therefore, leading vegetable growers want to overcome this barrier to success with practices that maintain soil health.
Some of the management goals for which farmers use cover crops include:
Protecting soil from rain or runoff
Improving soil aggregate stability
Reducing surface crusting
Adding active organic matter to soil
Scavenging soil nitrogen
Suppressing soil diseases and pests