On Thursday, July 27, the University of Vermont Extension will host their tenth annual crops and soils field days at Borderview Farm in Alburgh, Vermont. Heady Vermont will be there to cover the event live in person and talk about the first Vermont Hemp Festival, taking place Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Burke Mountain.2017-Field-Day-Flyer
Join us at our 10th Annual Crops & Soils Field Day “A Decade of Innovation – Germination – Application.” The day’s activities will show how the program is tackling challenges faced by Vermont farmers through researching new crops and new approaches to farming in northern New England. Tours will be offered of research trials and sessions ranging from pasture management to precision agriculture as well as commercial production of new crops with tastings of end-products from crop research.
On-site check-in gets underway at 9:15 a.m. with a guided tour starting at 10:00 a.m. Participants will tour the more than 3,000 plots of research trials focused on cereal grain and soybean varieties; reduced tillage in silage corn; innovative crops such as hemp, dry beans, hops and milkweed; and cover crops and other soil health trials for forages and perennial grasses, vegetable and field crops.
Afternoon sessions will focus on perennial forages and pasture management; flame weeding technology for vegetables and hops; a look at hemp for fiber arts and CBD (Cannabidiol) oil; new no-till and cover crop equipment; milkweed floss production; hop yard pest management and crowining; and a grain tour.