Crop Establishment and Scheduling Workshop in Michigan

crop establishment

Crop Establishment & Scheduling for Direct Seeded and Transplanted Crops  Workshop - Sunday June 26th, 2016: 8am-5pm

Cost: $150 for 1 person ($40 additional for a 2nd person from the same farm) Location: Monroe Family Organics, 8009 N. Ennis Rd, Alma MI 48801 [map] Presenters: Fred Monroe, Monroe Family Organics, Lee Arboreal, Live Edge Farm

Ensuring a healthy stand of direct seeded or transplanted crops in the field is critical to farm success. This workshop provides an intensive focus on stand establishment in vegetable crop production covering seed, seeders, germination, and knowing when to till it in and start again for direct seeded crops. This workshop will also cover field establishment from greenhouse to a thriving crop for transplanted crops. We will explore various methods of transplanting and transplant production/management. All core plant families will be covered and optimum systems for each considered. Presenters will cover the right scheduling to get your production on-time for a continuous and bountiful harvest.

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