Sorry, the 2020 event is complete. Please plan to join us next year!
An in-depth discussion of organic reduced tillage and intensive cover crop practices
In this preconference session we summarized the body of research regarding organic no- and reduced-tillage. We heard from farmers who have successfully implemented and pushed the envelope regarding reduced tillage strategies on their farms (and some failures as well!). Equipment, cover crop selection and production, and rotation strategies were discussed, among other topics of interest to the group.
The event was held from 3:00 pm – 9 pm on Thursday January 23, 2020. Dinner and a cash bar from 5:30 – 7 pm.
This registration is separate from the general OGRAIN conference, but we encourage everyone to also register for the OGRAIN 2-day conference.
Thursday preconference $20 fee
Sorry, there will be no walk-ins, preregistration is required. This event was held at The University Club, 803 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Thursday 2020 Preconference Schedule:
3:00: Participants arrive
3:15: Welcome; group introductions
3:30: State of organic reduced tillage: where are we at with knowledge and implementation?
4:15: Farmer Panel: Experiences in the field
5:00: Group discussion: What have others tried? What has worked? What has failed?
5:30: Drinks and dinner
7:00: Brainstorming as a group: What do we need to develop more reliable organic reduced-till systems across the rotation? What tools, crop and cover crop characteristics, and research are required?