Rodale Partner Event: Organic Grain Field Day in North Carolina


Event Description:

NC State University presents:

Organic Grain Field Day 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS),

Cherry Research Farm

201 Stevens Mill Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Join us for a tour of much of the organic grain research in NC.  We will discuss no-till/roll-kill cover crop systems and see organic soybean and corn official variety trials (OVT).  We will visit an organic weed management demonstration and discuss stevia and sorghum production as alternative crops in organic rotations.

 

Registration Fee:  $10 (includes lunch)

2 CCA CEUs (Crop Management) and 0.5 pesticide credits for N,O,D,X available

 

For more information, contact Molly Hamilton at 828-273-1041 or molly_hamilton@ncsu.edu

To register, email cefs_info@ncsu.edu or call 919-515-2505

Checks can be made out to NC State University and mailed to:

NC State University

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Attn:  Lisa Forehand

Campus Box 7609/NCSU

Raleigh, NC 27695

 

 

Program:

9:30-10 – Registration

10-10:15 – Welcome and opening remarks

Dr. Sylvia Blankenship, College of Agriculture and Life Science, NC State University

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, Department of Crop Science, NC State University

Andy Meier, Research Operations Manager, Cherry Research Farm, NCDA&CS

10:15-11 – No-till soybeans and cover crop system

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, Department of Crop Science, NC State University

11-11:30 - Corn OVT and Sorghum

Dr. Ron Heiniger, Department of Crop Science, NC State University

Gerry Cohn, Southeast Pool Coordinator, Organic Valley Cooperative

11:30-12:15 – Soybean OVT and Organic Weed Management Approaches

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, Department of Crop Science, NC State University

12:15-12:45 – Stevia Production and Opportunity

Hal Teegarden, Sweet Green Fields

1-2 BBQ Lunch

*Poster Presentations at lunch:

Rachel Atwell, Department of Crop Science, NC State University,

Margaret Worthington, Department of Crop Science, NC State University,

Scott Wells, Department of Crop Science, NC State University

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.