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Organic Vegetable & Fruit Growers Discussion Group – Dr Kelvin Montagu (no-till for organic farmers)
October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
‘SELECTION and TERMINATION of COVER CROPS for organic growers considering NO-TILL OR STRIP TILL’
No-till/reduced till horticulture has proven to deliver significant benefit to vegetable growers profitability, productivity and to soil health. However, organic growers face additional challenges with no-till methods such as choosing & terminating green manure crops.
Dr Kelvin Montagu is a research associate with Applied Horticultural Research (AHR). He has over 30 years experience in leading research and extension in soil management, with a recent focus on tillage, cover crops, irrigation and climate change impacts and adaptation. Kelvin delivers practical, research based information to the horticultural industry.
Kelvin will be our guest presenter and will talk specifically about no-till for organic farmers,. He will discuss the importance of selecting suitable cover crops, how to terminate the cover crop (organically) prior to planting, and suggested vegetables to plant after termination and what needs to be considered when planting into the trash.
There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion with Kelvin!
WHEN – Tues 27th October
TIME – 1-2pm
ZOOM link – contact Peter Ronalds for Zoom link