Events - Annual UVM Extension Crops & Soils Field Day
Thursday, August 9 – Annual UVM Extension Crops & Soils Field Day
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Borderview Farm – 146 Line Road, Alburgh, VT
The Northwest Crops and Soils Program, under the leadership of Dr. Heather Darby, has been conducting research on grains, forage crops, hops, oilseeds, nutrient and fertility management, water quality, and soil health for 8 years! The Field Day will give you an opportunity to tour Borderview Research Farm, where many of the experiments are conducted, as well as getting an overview of research results. It is also a chance to check in and celebrate the year’s experiences with fellow farmers, educators, researchers, service providers, and policymakers. This year’s theme is Farming to Enhance Resilient Soils and Crops. Warmer and wetter summers are presenting new production issues such as pest pressures not normally observed in our area. Learn how building healthy soils, and using multiple cropping systems and other best management practices can position your farm to withstand these weather fluctuations.