Reduced Tillage, Cover Crops and Improving Water Quality

Monday, June 21 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Windfall Acres Highgate, VT Download a brochure (pdf) Interested in integrating reduced tillage into your cropping system? Come and learn from Joel Myers from the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance about his tried and true strategies for successful reduced tillage. Joel will discuss advantages and disadvantages of no-till, […]

Summer 2010 Events

Lots of exciting workshops are cropping up this summer.  Our 7th annual NW Crops and Soils Field Day is on August 5th, be sure to mark it on your calendar, there’s something for everyone! Click here to download a detailed list of the workshops and events we have planned for this growing season.

Producing High Quality Organic Bread Wheat

Producing High Quality Organic Bread Wheat Tuesday, June 8 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Gleason Grains Bridport, VT Download a pdf version of the brochure. Ben and his wife Theresa have been growing organic grain and milling on their farm in Bridport for over 28 years!  Join us as we tour their farm and […]

Is that Timothy?

Recently, we have received a number of inquiries in regards to a timothy look alike that has colonized many fields in northern Vermont.  This grass has a purple hue and a similar spike shaped head to timothy.  Yes, this grass has already “headed-out”!  If you take a closer look you’ll find that it is quite […]

Watch out for Wireworms

Reports of wireworms destroying crops have been rolling in from the fields.  Wireworms are a hard-bodied brown worm that is the larvae form of the click beetle.  They look very similar to meal worms.  The adult click beetles burrow into the ground and lay their eggs near grass roots.  This is why wireworms are commonly […]