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Soil Health through Smart Farm Management

Ann Arbor, MI 

Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cover crops for vegetable production

Join Tilian Farm for a day of learning, seeing, and sharing about the use of cover crops in your vegetable production system!

See over 30 types of cover crops growing. Participants will take a look at how they grow, their benefits, and their roots with Dr. Dean Baas, MSU Extension Cover Crop Team Leader.

Visit the soil pit to see how cover crop roots grow, deep down, holding soil and feeding microbes with Vicki Morrone, Organic Farming Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems.

Why be so concerned about keeping the soil covered with living plants? See how rain impacts the soil and nutrients. A demonstration by Paul Gross, MSU Extension Cover Crop Team Educator.

Join a field walk of Sorghum Sudangrass cover crop, planted to "fight against" invasive thistle weeds with Dr. Kim Cassida, Forage and Cover Crop Specialist & Matt Keating, Farm Manager at Tilian.

See how cover crops improve soil conditions and water management. A demonstration with Dr. Kim Cassida, Forage and Cover Crop Specialist.

Lunch will be provided as well as educational materials so please register.

Tilian Farm Development Center

4400 Pontiac Trail
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Contact:
Vicki Morrone / 517-282-3557 /

http://https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/soil-health-through-smart-farm-management

 

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