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A case for the moldboard plough: Prudent tillage with cover crops
Wednesday August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brett Israel of 3Gen Organics reduced tillage for organic field crops using forage crops—and a moldboard plough. He shares his successes and challenges along the way. He will talk about the systems he is developing for organic reduced tillage soybeans with cereal rye and “alfalfa-fueled corn”, which is organic field corn that they grow with alfalfa as the sole source of additional nitrogen.
Dinner will be provided by 3Gen Organics, and made from ingredients grown on the farm to all attendees who registered by Monday (Aug 28) at no cost, thanks to generous funding from the Weston Family Foundation for EFAO’s Small Grains Program. If you registered after Monday, there may be enough food prepared to accommodate you but be prepared for the possibility that you will need to provide your own packed meal.
The prospective menu is as follows (may change): Pulled pork on bun, sliced smoked sausage, coleslaw, potato salad, 7 grain salad, mixed bean salad, fruit, and carrot cake. Please join us for the interesting and valuable conversations to happen between attendees and hosts at the meal table!
This event is an OSCIA-recognized Knowledge Sharing Event (KSE) for farmers with On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) projects in the Nitrogen Management or Cover Cropping category. Questions about OFCAF should be directed to OFCAF@ontariosoilcrop.org.
NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for August 23 and was rescheduled to August 30th due to weather concerns by the host.