High Tunnel Cover Crops, featuring Steve Groff, Cedar Meadow Farm
Tues., March 26, 2019; 9:00 AM EDT
Steve Groff, owner of Cedar Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, PA, is well-known for his work in cover crop research and no-till production practices. He applies his knowledge both in-field for grain and vegetable crops, but also under cover in the multi-bay style Haygrove high tunnels he uses to grow heirloom tomatoes. Implementing a no-till cover crop system in the high tunnel helps maintain soil structure and microbial life while reducing pest pressure and possible nutrient loss.
During this webinar, Steve will share about the system, including the timing of cover crop planting, seed mix used, and cover crop termination. In addition, the webinar will feature recommendations for farmers interested in using cover crops as a complement with season extension technology. The webinar will include time for participant questions, which may be submitted in advance or during the webinar.
There is no cost to participate but registration for the live webinar is required.
This webinar is funded by the USDA-NRCS. The USDA-NRCS has financial assistance available for the purchase and installation of high tunnels for eligible applicants. For more information about NRCS financial and technical assistance, contact your local NRCS office - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/contact/
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