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The survey helps us gauge local farmer practices, adoption, needs, and interests. It also helps direct our future workshops, events, and research. Click on the picture to go to the survey. Win a free year of goCrop! Or one of these great books from SARE: Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition Building Soils for Better […]

Symposium Success!

  The 2015 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium was a huge success! We are already processing the evaluations to continue to   improve and advance the conversation. If you missed the symposium, or would like to revisit the information, we have posted the pdf files of the presenters. Check it out!    

Save the Date!

Don’t miss this event! Our No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium with be held February 19th, 2015. It will be located at the Sheraton, in Burlington, VT. More information to come (see link in side panel).

COVER CROP FIELD DAYS…Don’t Miss This!

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 […]

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Manure and Cover Crops

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 […]

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Two Great Upcoming Events…Pastures & Cover Crops

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 […]

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In the News…wet weather’s impact on crops and livestock (WCAX)

Watch Jeff Carter, UVM Extension Agronomist, and Leanna Compagna from Scholten Family Farms in Weybridge talk about how this prolonged wet weather is impacting farms across Vermont. WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

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Cover Crops as Forage Crops…A Look at Winter Rye and Triticale

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 […]

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2013 Vermont Farm Show Winners

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) […]

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Frost Seeding: Simple, But Not Foolproof

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 […]

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