The Champlain Valley Crop, Soils, and Pasture Team will have a field day September 1, at the Clifford Farm in Starksboro, VT to see a corn hybrid demonstration, comparing shorter season to longer season corn hybrids (83-89 day vs. a 96-day). This is a FREE EVENT with lunch provided by Wolf River Valley Seeds, Renaissance Nutrition & Marcel Moreau.
When: Thursday, September 1, 2016, from 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Clifford Farm, 6147 VT Route 116, Starksboro (the field is next door to the Cliffords’ house, just south of the farm. Look for the signs!)
OR CALL: 802-388-4969 or toll free in VT at 1-800-956-1125
Research in northern VT has suggested that hybrid, as opposed to just day length, is important in determining corn yield. Shorter season corn hybrids were planted at multiple sites to demonstrate which of them perform as well as longer season hybrids. The objective is to find optimum day length to balance yield, performance on local soils, and have time in the fall for successful cover crop seeding and establishment.
After lunch there will be the opportunity to look at a field that was no-tilled after first cut hay and check out the farm’s new no-till closing wheels.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Karen Gallott, UVM Extension by 8/30/2016 at 802-388-4969 or toll-free in Vermont at 1-800-956-1125 so we may assist you.