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NYPMC Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshop and Tour

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Date October 30, 2018
Time 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location Big Flats, New York
Registration Required Yes
Fee Description $10 includes morning refreshments and lunch. Pay at door in the morning during registration


Multiple Locations

9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. @ Big Flats Community Building- 476 Maple Street Big Flats, NY 14814
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center- 3266 NY 352, Big Flats NY 14814

Who should attend

  • NRCS field office staff
  • NRCS partner employees
  • District employees
  • Farmers
  • Open to Public

Presenters and Their Topics (morning session)

  • Quirine Ketterings- Cornell University Dept. of Animal Science, Professor, Nutrient Management Spear Program; “Making Use of Corn Yield Data to Develop Management Zones that Reflect Soil Biological Buffering Capacity; Research Update “.
  • Dave DeGolyer-  Western New York Crop Management Association, Executive Consultant; "Soil Fertility Management in Cover Crop and Strip Tillage Systems: Nutrient Availability of Cover Crops and Fertilizer Management for High Crop and Cover Crop Residues"
  • John Tooker-  Penn. State University Dept. of Entomology, Associate Professor of Entomology; “Insect and Slug Management in Reduced Tillage and Cover Crop Production Systems: Plant-Insect Interactions in Agriculture Systems”. 

Afternoon session:

Shawnna Clark- Big Flats Plant Materials Center Manager and Paul Salon - USDA-NRCS- and NE Region Soil Health Specialist. Tour of cover crop demo plots at USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center: Includes a planting demo (species, varieties & mixes); some seeded at several seeding dates. Red clover surface sown seed treatment study.

Registration

Register by October 26, 2018!

Register by email:

To: shawnna.clark@ny.usda.gov
Subject: “PMC Cover Crop Workshop”

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please include in registration email for all attendees:
Name(s)
Affiliation(s)
Purchasing Lunch(s): yes OR no
Email Address(s)

 

For more information, please contact: Shawnna Clark, 607-358-6009