GENEVA, N.Y. — The New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, N.Y., will feature a farmer panel on the use of high-speed discs and other tools for reduced tillage and Cornell Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Mohler discussing soil nutrient management for weed control.
The farmer panel includes Eric Sheffer, who uses equipment that allows him to prepare a seedbed and plant pasture seedings in one pass; Rodney Graham and Thor Oechsner who use German-made tillage equipment in their field cropping systems; and Peter Marten, who uses a number of tools for reducing tillage on his farm.
Cornell University Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Mohler will present information from his experience as a weed ecologist and take audience questions on how to manage difficult weed problems. Question-and-answer sessions are popular with the farmers who attend NYCO meetings.
The meeting is free to attend and begins at 10 am at Jordan Hall, 630 West West North Street, Geneva, NY, at Cornell AgriTech. There is no need to register to attend the free NYCO meetings; participants are asked to bring a disk for a potluck lunch.
This is the final winter meeting for 2019 as NYCO celebrates 26 years as an organic field crop and dairy discussion group with guest speakers. Roundtable discussions after lunch provide the opportunity to ask questions and hear from the combined experience of the group. New and transitioning farmers as well as long-time organic producers are welcome. For more information, contact Fay Benson, 607-391-2669, firstname.lastname@example.org. Benson is an educator with the Cornell University South Central NY Regional Team, project manager for the NY Organic Dairy Program, and coordinator of the NY Soil Health Trailer.
–New York Certified Organic (NYCO)
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