Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops Training, Massachusetts
NESFP Field Training Announcement Join us on June 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm:
Spring has sprung and all the farmers we know are in their fields planting up a storm! Before you plant, though, do you know what nutrients your hungry plants will need for good health, vigor and yield over this growing season?
Please join New Entry in the fields on Thursday to learn about taking soil samples for a soil test, interpreting soil test results, and how to apply the test recommendations through appropriate nutrient management. We’ll be sure to teach you about how to manage nutrients through the use of cover crops, soil amendments and foilar applications.
DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM
Ogonowski Memorial Fields, 126 Jones, Dracut, MA 01826
FROM BOSTON OR EAST: Route 93: Take Rt. 93 North to exit 46, Rt. 110/113 Methuen/Dracut. At the exit, circle the rotary and follow Rte 113 WEST to Dracut. Follow Rte 113 West approximately 4 miles to a stoplight at the Dracut fire station (Jones Ave). Turn right onto Jones Ave. Go just up the hill and look to your left for the hoophouse and greenhouse by the road.
If you reach a stop sign where Jones Ave intersects with Marsh Hill Rd you’ve gone too far. Turn around and the driveway to the farm will be on your right.
FROM WEST and SOUTH: Take Route 495 to Route 93 North. Follow directions from Rte 93 (above).
OR: Take 495 to the Lowell Connector, drive to the end of the Connector (Exit 5C). Turn left onto Gorham Street, and go north to a split, bearing right towards Bridge Street. Cross the bridge and continue north into Dracut and about 3 miles after the bridge you will reach the intersection with Marsh Hill Rd. Turn right onto Marsh Hill, and drive about 1.5 miles to the end, which is Jones Rd. Go right on Jones Rd. and drive for a couple of miles, the farm will be on your right.
FROM LOWELL: Get onto Bridge Street and follow directions above.
PARKING: At the farm, please park in the newly cleared parking area behind the green composting bin area.
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