Orchard Floor Management in Organic Systems
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Jun 4, 2013 3:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- David Granatstein, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, Wenatchee, WA
- Certified Crop Advisors - 1 hour CCA Self Study - CM Credit
- Conservation Planner - 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit
Participate in this webinar for an overview of some of the most recent research related to nutrient management, tillage, weed control, and pest management in organic orchards.
Orchard floor management is arguably a more important and challenging task for organic growers. They have fewer tools (e.g. herbicides, soluble fertilizers) and additional needs (e.g. maintain soil quality, support habitat for beneficial organisms). The presenter of this webinar will discuss several approaches to orchard floor management such as tillage, mulching, and cover crops, and their impact on weed control and tree performance, as well as some considerations for nutrient management.
This webinar is sponsored by the USDA NRCS East and West National Technology Support Centers. Contact Sarah Brown, Organic Specialist, WNTSC, for organic technical assistance. Contact Holli Kuykendall, National Technology Specialist, ENTSC, for more information about our webinars.
This webinar is presented in partnership with Oregon Tilth