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Twilight Meeting: Climate Impacts on Weed Management and Soil Health

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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How are climate change and hotter temperatures affecting our soils? Often, practices like reducing tillage and cover cropping are recommended to improve soil health, reduce risk of topsoil loss and enhance resilience to drought and flood—practices that can also affect weed management. UMass Extension will discuss general impacts of climate change on soil health and highlight current research on updating recommendations for planting timing and overwintering survival of cover crop species in MA. Maria Gannett, UMass Extension Weeds Specialist, will relate these strategies to how they can impact weed management.

This event is co-sponsored by CISA and UMass Extension and is part of CISA’s annual Adapt your Farm to Climate Change Series. The 2024 series focuses on the impacts of increasing temperatures throughout the year on specific parts of our food system, including soils, weeds and pests, farmworker health and safety, heat tolerant crops, urban farms and others.

Contact Stephen Taranto at or 413-665-7100 ext. 17 with any questions.

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 4-6pm, with a light supper to follow

Where: UMass Crop & Livestock Research & Education Farm, 89 River Rd., South Deerfield, MA, 01373

Registration: Free! Please register in advance so we can order enough food. Click here to register.

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2023-70027-40447.


October 8
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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UMass Crop & Livestock Research & Education Farm
89 River Rd
South Deerfield, MA 01373 United States
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CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
UMass Extension