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Friday, December 8 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Cover Cropping for Vegetable Systems LIMITED

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Cover crops provide many soil benefits, including protecting soils from erosion, building soil organic matter, increasing water infiltration and suppressing soil-borne diseases, as well as reducing some annual and perennial weeds. In this workshop, we will look at windows of opportunity for fitting cover crops into vegetable crop rotations. We will look at the biological characteristics and qualities of individual northeastern cover crop species, suggested seeding rates, equipment for establishing and maintaining good stands of cover crops, and when to incorporate cover crops to benefit later plantings of cash crops. We will also look at cover crop options for minimum tillage systems where vegetables like beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet corn are planted directly into cover crops for greater soil health. Join Jean-Paul Courtens as he discusses his learning experiences with cover crops on various vegetable systems in the Hudson valley. 

This workshop will be streamed live on www.facebook.com/stonebarns/


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Jean-Paul Courtens

Roxbury Farm
Jean-Paul Courtens, a native from the Netherlands, is co-owner of Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, NY, an integrated 375 acre farm producing vegetables, beef, pork and lamb for an 1100 member CSA utilizing biodynamic principles and practices.  He is the Associate Director of Farmer Tr... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
West Haybarn