September 8, 2pm–6pmWhere
Ohio Agricultural Research Center West Badger Farm 1501 Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek, Ohio
This free public field day will feature new findings and projects related to certified organic research as well as a tour of organic research plots. The field day also will highlight various aspects of agronomic, specialty and cover crops. A featured topic will be soil management using the soil balancing philosophy, an idea described by William Albrecht in The Albrecht Papers, which says that ideal soils contain 60-75 percent calcium, 10-20 percent magnesium and 2-5 percent potassium on their exchange sites, leaving them “balanced.”
Other topics will include:
- The results of corn, oat and clover variety trials
- Field trials on weed control and organic fertility inputs
- Interseeding various cover crop mixtures
Topics of special interest to organic vegetable producers will be reduced tillage, grafting, season extension and microbial inoculants.