Our first field day of the season will be this Thursday, June 23 at the Freeville Organic Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Rd., Freeville, NY 13608 (Tompkins Co.), 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
We will tour plots of organic potatoes and lettuce, with special attention to buckwheat “insectary” plantings next to the potatoes. Participants will learn to identify beneficial insect species and how to encourage and monitor them. We will see how differing organic soil fertility regimes have influenced crop growth and quality. Attendance is free and light refreshments will be served.
The Cornell Freeville Organic Research Farm was purchased in 2001 and added to the Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, NY. It has been certified organic since 2005, and is the home of research projects investigating organic-adapted varieties, reduced tillage in organic vegetable systems, and cover crops, as well as the Organic Vegetable Cropping Systems long-term project.
No pre-registration needed for this event.
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