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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Innovation is in the air…and on the ground

by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional (Originally published on the WAgN Blog on May 28, 2014)   The growing season if finally starting to take hold. I have seen corn plants poking through the ground, vegetable crops starting to look like something edible, and first cut hay is on the ground in some places with […]

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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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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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Working Together for Clean Water | Women’s Agricultural Network Blog

One of the members of the Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture team was a guest blogger on the Women’s Agriculture Network (WAgN) blog. Check it out! Working Together for Clean Water | Women’s Agricultural Network Blog.

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In the Press: UVM tests aerial planting of cover crops

Read this article in VT Digger about our Aerial Cover Crop project. UVM tests aerial planting of cover crops.

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Drilling Cover Crops into Vegetable Fields

Drilling Cover Crops into Vegetable Fields. Check out this photo album on our facebook page of The Farm at VYCC using one of our No Till Drills to plant winter rye cover crops into their veggie fields.

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Winter Triticale Forage

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).

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Benefits of early planting of cereal rye or triticale after corn silage harvest | University of Vermont Extension Agronomators

Benefits of early planting of cereal rye or triticale after corn silage harvest | University of Vermont Extension Agronomators.

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