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.

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 …

Feeling the Squeeze: Manage Nutrients Efficiently to Offset High Fertilizer Prices

The projected high fertilizer prices, especially nitrogen (N), should encourage you to manage nutrients on your farm as efficiently as possible.  The goal this year should be to reduce input costs without sacrificing yield.  Follow the link below to learn about three strategies that can help you manage nutrient supplies efficiently for 2010. Manage Nutrients …

New England Farm Energy Confernce

New England Farm Energy Conference March 15-16, 2010 Radisson Hotel Manchester, New Hampshire Click here to download brochure and for registration information. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mike Morris, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Mike Morris works with farmers, ranchers, and communities on more sustainable ways of using energy and water. He is especially interested in …

Growing the Whole Grain!

Please join us at the 6th annual grain growing conference.  This daylong event will provide you with a diverse array of educational topics. This year the conference has been expanded to include 3 concurrent sessions throughout the day.  This new format will have something for everyone! Download the Brochure (pdf) LOCATION: The University of Vermont’s …

Learn about Biofuels on VPT’s Emerging Science

VPT’s Emerging Science- Episode 2 Several scientists from the University of Vermont and University of Vermont Extension, including our own Heather Darby,  discuss Ecological Economics and how it relates to growing biofuels in Vermont.  Funding for the broadcast was provided by EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).  This program supports science and engineering at …

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