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MAY 26, 2016: COVER CROPS

The (3) C’s in organic farming are Cop Rotations, Cover Crops and Compost. When put together in a well-planned production system healthy soil and a successful cash crop are all but guaranteed. In this class we’ll discuss how to develop a plan that is focused on cover crops in a diverse crop rotation. We’ll also discuss how to manage the cover crops including the ability to plant no-till in organic systems, using the cover crop as a mulch to suppress annual weeds. We’ll also cover topics like seed selection, cover crop establishment, tillage and no-till, and the strategies behind the systems that make them work.

Cover CropsMay 26, 2016
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Pocantico Hills, NY

Workshops are free and open to the public. To register, contact Laurie at laurief@stonebarnscenter.org.

Jeff Moyer is an expert in organic crop production systems including weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. He has helped countless farmers make the transition from conventional, chemical-based farming to organic or sustainable methods.

Click here for a full list of Beginning Farmer Workshops.

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