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Reduced Tillage in Organic Specialty Crop Systems
Understanding everything you need to know about organic is no easy task. Oregon Tilth and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are here to help with our 2015 Webinar Series. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for our one hour webinar sessions so you can gain a better understanding on the rapidly changing industry.
This webinar will focus on research aimed at methods to improve soil health by minimizing tillage in organic vegetable systems.
The presenter will describe current research at Washington State University that is exploring methods to address a significant soil health challenge in vegetable production – tillage. The discussion of methods to reduce tillage in organic specialty crop systems will include cover strip tillage, the use of a roller crimper, and the role of cover crops. Research findings compare the impacts of different techniques in terms of compaction, water infiltration, soil respiration, and other factors.
Speaker: Doug Collins, Small Farms Educator & Soil Scientist, Washington State University