An Organic Grain Field Day will be held Tuesday, July 30 at  the Cherry Research Farm, located at 201 Stevens Mill Road in Goldsboro, N.C.

The meeting begins with registration at 10 a.m. and will include field tours and lunch ($10 registration fee includes lunch).

Join us for a tour of the organic grain research in North Carolina.  We will discuss no-till/roll-kill cover crop systems and see organic soybean and corn official variety trials (OVT).  We will visit an organic weed management demonstration and discuss stevia and sorghum production as alternative crops in organic rotations.

The program includes:

9:30-10 – Registration

10-10:15 – Welcome and opening remarks

Chris Reberg-Horton, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University

Andy Meier, Research Operations Manager, Cherry Research Farm, NCDA&CS

10:15-11 – No-till soybeans and cover crop system

Chris Reberg-Horton, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University

11-11:30 - Corn OVT and Sorghum

Ron Heiniger, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University

Gerry Cohn, Southeast Pool Coordinator, Organic Valley Cooperative

11:30-12:15 – Soybean OVT and Organic Weed Management Approaches

Chris Reberg-Horton, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University

12:15-12:45 – Stevia Production and Opportunity

Hal Teegarden, Sweet Green Fields

1-2 BBQ Lunch

            *Poster Presentations at lunch: 

CCA CEUs (Crop Management) and 0.5 pesticide credits for N,O,D,X available

For more information, contact Molly Hamilton at 828-273-1041 or molly_hamilton@ncsu.edu

To register, e-mail cefs_info@ncsu.edu or call 919-515-2505