UVM crop, soil data to be unveiled in Alburgh

ALBURGH — Growers will get an update on ongoing and innovative crop and soil research trials at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh as part of the 12th annual Crops and Soils Field Day, July 25. 
The event, sponsored by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils program, will feature a tour of the farm (located at 487 Line Rd.), workshops, exhibitors and a tasting tent where participants can sample food products from local vendors. In addition, UVM researchers will share highlights from the last 12 years of their research at the farm. 
The field day will get underway at 10 a.m. sharp with a tour of the farm and many of its research plots and experiments involving perennial grasses, sunflowers, soybeans, small grains, hemp, hops and milkweed, among other crops. Trials also test new equipment and crop management strategies. 
Following lunch, in-depth workshops will be offered on hemp and hops, beans and corn, cover crops and getting started with grazing. Participants also will learn about precision agriculture from Scott Magnan from Scott Magnan’s Custom Service in St. Albans. 
The cost is $10 for farmers, $25 for non-farmers, and includes a BBQ lunch. Certified Crop Adviser and water quality training education credits are available. 
Register by July 22 at regonline. com/2019cropsfieldday or contact Susan Brouillette (ext. 432) or Heather Darby (ext. 437) at 802- 524-6501. If requiring a disability-related accommodation to attend, call by July 10. 

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