Sep 6, 2018
MSU field day features organic farming challenges, solutions
Join a team of Michigan State University researchers to learn about organic vegetable management on Sept. 19, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Biological Station, 9701 N 40th St, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. This is a great opportunity to interact with MSU researchers while learning about disease, insect, weed, nutrient and cover crop management in squash. We will also have a weed cultivation tool demonstration in our experimental squash field where you can also look at different cover crop management methods.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. — Registration
10:15 – 10:35 a.m. — Break (snacks provided). Participants can look at equipment on display from Hak, Kult Kress and Einbock.
10:35 – 11:15 a.m. — Equipment demonstration. Jared Scholten, territorial sales manager, Farm Power Implements: Einbock hydraulic controlled flex tine cultivator; Kult Kress: steerable tool bar; Hak: steerable tool bar; and more.
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. — Grafting and transplanted squash trial results from the Brainard Lab: grafted versus transplanted versus direct seeded trial.
12:10 – 1:10 p.m. — Lunch and equipment display.