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Weed Management for Small to Mid Scale Organic Vegetable Production

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Weed Management for Small to Mid Scale Organic Vegetable Production

Time: May 3, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Volunteer Hamilton
Street: 267 King St East
City/Town: Hamilton
Website or Map: https://ticketbud.com/events/…
Phone: 519-836-7046 x 103
Event Type: farming, workshop
Organized By: Cherie Bauman
Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2014

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Knowing how to control weeds is one of the most important skills needed for successful organic vegetable production. Organic vegetable farming requires a diverse and very proactive approach to weed control. You can avoid the constant scramble to save crops from weeds by understanding important concepts and techniques in weed control and by having a plan in place before you put the crop in the ground. Join co-owner and manager of Cedar Down Farm CSA Jeff Boesch for discussion of the terms, concepts and techniques for weed control in organic vegetable farming.
Topics that will be covered include:

  • stale seed bed preparation,
  • cover cropping and crop rotation for weed control,
  • a large selection of hand and tractor powered weed management tools,
  • timing; weeding schedules in different crops,
  • mulching,
  • soil conditions and fertility in weed control,
  • composting for weed control,
  • weed identification,
  • and much more….

When:  Saturday May 3, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Volunteer Hamilton, 267 King St E, Hamilton
Cost: $55.00 (+HST) per person, or $100.00 (+HST) per farm team of two people
Registration: click here to register

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