Good seedbed preparation is critical for a weed free and uniform stand of a range of small-seeded direct-sown and transplanted vegetable crops. In this workshop, which is geared to the beginning farmer, we will cover all aspects of seedbed preparation on a range of soil types. We will cover tractor configurations and seedbed configurations as well as tried and true tillage and bed forming and shaping tools and techniques commonly used by successful organic farmers. We will also be taking a close look at important soil management techniques commonly used to successfully minimize soil surface crusting, clod formation and compaction. The most difficult to manage soils tend to be the best soils for organic crop production. We will inform participants on how best to successfully, sustainably and carefully manipulate your soils to improve overall soil health and productivity and make a seedbed you can be proud of every time.
This workshop is approved for 1.5 Crop Management CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors.
the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.
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Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
D | 10:30 am
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