First Ever UVM Extension
No-Till & Cover Crop
February 19 & 20, 2014
Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center | Burlington, VT
Click HERE for the complete conference brochure and agenda!
Did you miss the symposium…here is some of the information that was presented during the two-day conference.
The UVM Extension Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team and the Northwest Crops & Soils Program were joined by farmers and technical advisers at the first conference in New England dedicated to No-Till and Cover Cropping systems for field crop growers in our area. We welcomed speakers from around the country and from Vermont – including Extension specialists and researchers, farmers and consultants.
Click the picture below for the PDF version of the conference proceedings.
Frank Gibbs NRCS Resource Soil Scientist sharing from a root pit
The ‘smoke test’ results from Frank Gibbs’ experiment on continuous no-till soils.
Aerial Seeding Cover Crops into Corn (Richmond, VT) – 2013
Loading Cover Crop Seed into the Helicopter – 2013
Earth Worms Working in the Field (filmed by Jean-Marie Harvey, Soil Conservationist, Quebec Ministry of Agriculture)
DAY ONE (Feb. 19)
Reduced Tillage Success – presented by Rico Balzano
No-Till Considerations – presented by Jeff Sanders
No-till and Cover Crops on a Pennsylvania Dairy Farm – presented by Jim Harbach and Gerard Troisi
Keeping Your Phosphorus Where it Belongs in No-Till Fields – presented by Frank Gibbs
Precision Agriculture for Conservation Tillage Success – presented by Guy Palardy
DAY TWO (Feb. 20)
Cover Crops No-Till and Diversity – presented by Jeff Carter
Earthworms – The Key to Quality No Till Soils_- presented by Frank Gibbs
Cover Crop Mixes After Corn Silage – presented by Sjoerd Duiker
Cover Crops at North Island Dairy – presented by Andre Quintin
Cover Crops for No-Till Systems on a Pennsylvania Dairy Farm – presented by Jim Harbach
Double Cropping with Cover Crops – Winter Rye Forage at Deer Valley Farm
Aerial Seeding Cover Crops in Vermont – presented by Kirsten Workman