Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Field Tour

Wednesday, September 4, 2013    3:00-5:00 p.m.
University of Delaware
Carvel Research & Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway (Route 9)
Georgetown, DE

University of Delaware Weed Science Program has been part of a multi-state project examining reduced tillage for organic corn and soybean production. We will be discussing our results and our experiences with this production system. Information is pertinent to both organic farmers as well as those incorporating cover crops in conventional systems for weed control.

Researchers from Penn State and USDA-Beltsville will be on hand to share their experiences as well.

Some of the issues we will discuss and demonstrate include:

● Importance of cover crop management to maximize weed suppression

● Planting issues – setting up the planter to seed into heavy cover crop residues

● Incorporating cultivation with cover crops

Other ongoing sustainable agriculture projects will be discussed.

Credits will be available for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA CEU’s).

Registration begins at 2:45 at the Grove near the farm buildings. There is no cost and no registration required.