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Reduced Tillage Webinars

The Cornell RT project teamed up with Michigan State University and the University of Maine to offer three webinars and share the latest research on reduced tillage for organic vegetable production. Listen to the recordings and learn about practices that fit your operation, from permanent beds, tarps, and mulches, to cover cropping, strip tillage, and cultivation tools.

Reduced Tillage on Permanent Beds

Watch HERE — Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3-5pm EST

FAQ’s from the webinar

Permanent bed systems can help small farms improve soils and reduce tillage for a diversity of crops. Learn how farmers are adopting these systems and hear research results on how tillage, mulching and tarping practices can impact your weed control, labor use, and crop productivity. Ryan Maher and Brian Caldwell – Cornell University, Mark Hutton – University of Maine

 Strip Tillage Tools and Practices

Watch HERE — Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3-5pm EST

Adapting strip tillage for organic production requires careful crop planning. Learn the tools and equipment and what research is showing about integrating cover crops, managing residue, attracting beneficial insects, and controlling diseases and weeds. Anu Rangarajan and Meg McGrath – Cornell University, Dan Brainard and Zsofia Szendrei – Michigan State University

Cultivation for Reduced Tillage Systems

Watch HERE — Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3-5pm EST

Cultivation of the in-row zone is challenging, especially in reduced tillage systems. Learn about innovative in-row cultivation techniques for managing weeds in reduced tillage crops. Dan Brainard and Sam Hitchcock – Michigan State University, Eric Gallandt and Bryan Brown – University of Maine