March 5, 2019 | Source: Oregon Tilth and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service | Format: Webinar

Farm Viability: Equipment for Mechanical Cultivation

Weed management is often cited as the top production challenge in organic systems. Organic growers primarily manage weeds with soil disturbance, which can be counterproductive to soil-health. This webinar presents a virtual field day to look at new tools that cause less soil disturbance.

Sam Hitchcock Tilton discusses management techniques that can reduce the need for later mechanical weed control. Viewers will learn about the diversity of cultivation equipment available to producers and their advantages/disadvantages; including optimizing older equipment and a summary of newer options.

Sam Hitchcock Tilton, Landscape/Horticulture Instructor, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI

This webinar was presented in partnership with the USDA NRCS Science and Technology.

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    September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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    September 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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