'Hot Topic' field days for vegetable growers planned at Canton's Cornell Cooperative Extension
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 11:34 am

CANTON -- “The Hot Topic” Field Days are set for 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9, for northern New York vegetable growers at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Extension Learning Farm in Canton, Rt. 68.

Cooperative Extension has organized the opportunity to learn the latest practice for improving soil health, reducing soil disease, recovering nitrogen and reducing nitrogen purchasing.

There will be information on research evaluating the use of cover crops in the cabbage family, including five types of mustards, tillage radishes, forage turnips and rapeseed. They will discuss the latest data on the benefits, drawbacks, and optimal timing and management of each cover crop. The growers will tour the local field trial, and receive free seed samples, fact sheets, and a copy of the new “Crop Rotation on Organic Farms Planning Manual.”

The $15 field day program cost includes the new cover crop planning manual, fact sheets series, 4 punds of seed, and refreshment.

Growers can register with Stephen Canner at 379-9192.