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Nutrient Management in Organic Vegetable Systems – Field Day


September 21, 2022, 8:15 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
Citra, FL
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September 21, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Plant Science Research & Education Unit (2556 County Hwy. 318, Citra, FL 32113)

This event will visit 2 field sites where you can observe and learn about the results from research on multiple areas that influence soil health and how they affect nutrients. Topics covered at our research plots will include:

  • Cover crop biomass, cash crop yields and soil results
  • Crop quality and pests/weeds
  • Nitrogen cycling
  • Nematodes
  • Different growing systems, yield and soil results
  • Irrigation management, including demonstration of loggers and sensors

After visiting the plots, we will move indoors for the following short presentations:

  • Microbes
  • Soil moisture and irrigation
  • Economics

Please wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat.

The registration fee is $5.00 (includes materials, lunch, and transportation from the main building to the research plots). Participants must register online. This event is limited to 50 participants. There will be no refunds for the registration fee.

This research was made possible through the support of USDA-Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402 or tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu.

Details

September 21, 8:15 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
$5.00
Website:
https://tinyurl.com/2u2e64w9
Location:
Plant Science Research & Education Unit
2556 Co Hwy 318
Citra, FL 32113 United States
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Website:
https://tinyurl.com/2u2e64w9

Organizer

Dr. Tatiana Sanchez
Phone:
352-955-2402
Email:
tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu
Website:
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/