The Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team is pleased to announce two fantastic events in November: November 8th * 10:00 am to 11:30 pm * Ferrisburgh, VT No-Till Cover Crop FIELD DAY Can no-till, cover crop mixes and manure work in corn silage on the clay soils of the Champlain Valley?? We’re trying to […]
Annual reports for the CV Crops Team, No-Till Grain Drills and Livestock Exclusion. Here are some success stories: CV_Crop_Team_Impact_Report_2012 CV_Crop_Team_No-Till_report_2012 CV_Crop_Team_LE_report_2012
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2013 Vermont Farm Show Field & Forage Crop Product Contest Class Winners Hay – Grass Lucas Vaughan (South Ryegate) Best of Show – Hay Hay – Legume James Maillee (Shelburne) Hay – Mixed Shawnha VanderWey (Ferrisburgh) * * * * * * * Silage & Grains – Grass Haylage Henry Brothers- Wolfridge Dairy ( Alburg) […]
by Rico Balzano, UVM Extension Agronomy Outreach Professional Frost seeding can be an efficient and cost effective way to reseed or introduce new forage species to pastures and hay meadows. Successful frost seeding can improve forage quality, and research in Michigan has shown yield increases by 1.5-2.0 tons of dry matter per acre. That is […]
UVM Extension Grazing Specialists Kim Hagen and Cheryl Cesario (taking the picture) spent the day last week with Willie Gibson of NOFA-VT and grazing expert Darrell Emmick from NY state. The group visited an organic dairy farm in East Montpelier and a grass-fed beef operation in Waitsfield. They spent a whirlwind day discussing topics […]
Managing Pasture as a Crop – A Guide to Good Grazing, written by Darrell Emmick while on staff at UVM Extension in Middlebury is now available. The 80 page book is a great read for livestock farmers who want to learn more about getting the best from their land. Check it out HERE Managing Pasture as […]
Trying to decide on a cover crop this fall? Thinking about trying to get a double crop by harvesting it for forage in the spring? Have you thought about Winter Triticale?? Cornell Extension Agronomy Fact Sheet: Winter Triticale Forage factsheet56.pdf (application/pdf Object).