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Cultivation and Weed Control in Organic Systems Field Day

Lexington, KY 

Thursday, June 7, 2018
1-4 p.m.

Developing an effective weed management system integrated throughout the production process can reduce weed pressures and labor costs. Join the Organic Association of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky (UK) Department of Horticulture and Center for Crop Diversification for this field day overview of the mechanical and cultural controls used on the 30 acre University of Kentucky Organic Farming Unit, hosted by UK's Mark Williams and Kristi Durbin.  Through discussion, handouts, and demonstration, participants will see the entire weed control system while gaining a deeper understanding of how to combine strategies to effectively control weeds, including: crop rotation, cover cropping and mulching, bed preparation, stale seedbed cultivation, scale-appropriate cultivating tools, between-row cultivation, and in-row cultivation. This field day is geared towards production farmers and will highlight mid- to large-scale farm cultivation and weed control. UK's Organic Farming Unit has produced and sold certified organic fruit, vegetables, flowers, and herbs for more than a decade. This highly diversified farm markets through a community supported agriculture program, farm stands, and wholesale channels, and is used to train students in a farming apprenticeship program.

Cost and Registration: $5 for OAK members, $10 for non-members. To register, go to www.oak-ky.org/field-days.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm

4321 Emmert Farm Ln.
Lexington, KY 40514

Contact:
Brooke Gentile / (502) 219-7378 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

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