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Thursday November 15, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

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USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 
3266 Route 352
Big Flats, NY 14814

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Cover Crop Workshop and Tour 11/15/12

Registration                                                9:15 am -  9:45 am

Tour of cc demo at Big Flats PMC               9:45 am  –  11:15 am

Travel to Town Hall                                    11:15 am  –  11:30 am

Speakers                                                     11:30 am  –  12:30 pm

Lunch                                                           12:30 pm  –  1:30  pm

Speakers                                                        1:30 pm  –  3:30  pm

Ray Archuleta- National Technology Center-East; Soil quality, health, biology and cover crops. Reduction of chemical inputs through soil health.

Quirine Ketterings- Cornell University Dept. of Animal Science, Associate Professor, Nutrient Management Spear Program; Winter-forage small grains to boost feed suply: Form cover crop to double crop.

Klaas Martens Organic grain and cover crop seed producer Penn Yan, NY;  On farm cover crop research and development.

Charlie White- Extension Specialist Penn State University; Cover crop combinations of fava bean, red clover and triticale, review  plots at Big Flats  and discuss plots at Penn State and other on farm research in Pennsylvania.

Aaron Ristow- Agriculture Coordinator, Upper Susquehanna Coalition (USC); Cover cropping within the Chesapeake Bay TMDL framework.

Biance Moebius-Clune- Cornell University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Extension Associate, From Soil Health Testing to Soil Health Mangement Planning- Opportunities for Collaboration. 

Paul Salon- USDA-NRCS, Plant Materials Specialist; Tour of cover crop demonstration plots at Big Flats PMC, which includes a time of planting demo with over 180 plots (species, varieties or mixes), some seeded at several seeding dates. 


 *To register hit button below. For additional information contact or by calling 607-562-8404. This is a field tour let us know if you have special needs. Please bring $10.00 to cover the cost of lunch, exact change would be appreciated.


Directions: Take Route 17 (I 86) to Exit 48 (East Corning/Route 352). Follow Route 352 east for 1.5 miles. PMC entrance is on the left. To Town Hall/Municipal Campus – Route 17 (I86) Exit 49 go south on Bridge St., Make left at "T" onto Maple St., go .4 miles-BF Municipal Campus is on right.

4.00 CCA credits available

Hosted by the USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Program in cooperation with the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, Empire State Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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