Organic Management Field Day

Kellogg Biological Station

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

9701 N 40th St, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Join us for this event to better understand the management challenges and solutions of organic farming. 

8:00- 8:30 

Registration

8:40-8:55

Dr. Zsofia Szendrei, Department of Entemology: Introduction of OREI USDA project on organic squash production in Michigan. The project compares strip and conventional tillage 

8:55-9:15

Dr. Zack Hayden, Department of Horticulture : Fertility Management in Organic Systems 

9:20-9:40

Dr. Szendrei: Pests and beneficials in organic squash and vegetables (insect display)

9:40-10:00

Dr. Beth Brisco-McCann, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences : Disease management in organic squash and vegetables (will show plant samples)

9:55-10:15

Dr. Dan Brainard, Department of Horticulture: Weed Control in Organic and Strip Till Systems

10:15-10:35

Break (snacks) participants can look at equipment on display from Hak, Kult Kress, and Einbock

10:35-11:15

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

Grafting and Transplanted Squash trial results

Brainard Lab: grafted vs transplanted vs direct seeded trial

11:45-12:05

 Dr. Dean Baas, MSU extension: Cover crop demonstration and results, barley trial results.

12:10-1:10

Lunch and Equipment display

 

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Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Marisa Benzle at 919-222-7219 or benzlema@msu.edu