UMass Agricultural Field Day

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Event:
UMass Agricultural Field Day
Date:
July 29, 2014   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Category:
Updated:
June 23, 2014
Venue:
UMass Animal and Crop Research Center
Address:
89-91 North River Road , South Deerfield, MA 01373

Come explore the research farm and learn about current research projects. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Organic fertility: Frank Mangan, Zoraia Barros, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • GAP Certification: Zoraia Barros, Frank Mangan, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • Pig and Vegetable Intercropping: Frank Mangan,  Zoraia Barros, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • Jilò (scarlet eggplant) variety trial: Aline Marchese
  • Establishing the carbon footprint in agricultural systems: Viviane Barros
  • Organic Management of Basil Downy Mildew: Ruth Hazzard, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag, Susan Scheufele
  • Evaluation of conventional and biological fungicides to control common diseases of Brassicas: Ruth Hazzard, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag, Susan Scheufele
  • Cover Crop and Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Potato Production: Emad Jahanzad, Allen V. Barker, Masoud Hashemi
  • Amending Soil with Biochar and Rock Dust: Emily Cole, Kate Gervais, Stephen Herbert, Masoud Hashemi
  • Growing Fava Beans in Massachusetts: Fatemeh Etemadi, Masoud Hashemi, Francis Mangan
  • Integrating forage radish for sustainable early sweet corn production: Julie Fine, Masoud Hashemi, Amanda Chuong
  • Native Pollinator Instillations: Sonia Schlomann

Lunch will be served.  Please be prepared for the weather.  Close-toed shoes are mandatory.  

To RSVP, contact Madeline Magin, 413-545-5221

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