Join the UVM Extension’s Champlain Valley Crop Soil & Pasture Team and Northwest Crops & Soils Program, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition and local farms to check out what farmers around the Champlain Valley are doing on their farms to fit cover crops into their cropping systems. CLICK HERE FOR THE FIELD DAY FLYER RSVP […]
Manure and Cover Crops…A Winning Combination by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional Fall applied manure is often a subject of concern – for farmers, water quality advocates and even the general public. As you know, most farmers have the conundrum of having ideal field conditions for spreading manure in the fall (dry, open, great weather […]
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 […]
by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional ‘Double Cropping’ or the practice of harvesting two crops from the same field in one year is not a new concept by any means. However, as more and more farmers in the Champlain Valley are starting to look at cover crops as part of their crop rotation, it becomes […]
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 […]
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).