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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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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UVM Extension – Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team

UVM Extension – Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team. Check out a video of one of our No Till Drills in action!  We passed the 1000 acre mark already.

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