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UMass Agricultural Field Day

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Event date/time: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Place: 
UMass Animal and Crop Research Center

Come explore the research farm and learn about our current research projects.

 Topics that will be discussed include: 

  • Introduction to the Student Farm Enterprise 
  • Organic Fertility: Frank Mangan, Zoraia Barros, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • GAP Certification: Zoraia Barros, Frank Mangan, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • Pig and Vegetable Intercropping: Frank Mangan,  Zoraia Barros, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • Jilò (scarlet eggplant) variety trial: Aline Marchese
  • Energy Efficient Food Storage Systems: Ben Weil, Luke Doody 
  • Establishing the Carbon Footprint in Agricultural Systems: Viviane Barros
  • Management of Basil Downy Mildew in Organic Systems: Susan Scheufele, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag, Ruth Hazzard
  • Evaluation of Biological and Alternative Fungicides to Control Fall Diseases of Brassicas: Susan Scheufele, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeagm Ruth Hazzard 
  • Evaluation of Conventional and OMRI-Approved Insecticides to Reduce Cabbage Root Maggot Damage: Susan Scheufele, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag, Ruth Hazzard 
  • Evaluation of Mustard (Brassica juncea) Cover Crop as a Biofumigant for Phytophthora capsici: Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag and Susan Scheufule
  • Cover Crop and Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Potato Production: Emad Jahanzad, Allen V. Barker, Masoud Hashemi
  • Amending Soil with Biochar and Rock Dust: Emily Cole, Kate Gervais, Stephen Herbert, Masoud Hashemi
  • Growing Fava Beans in Massachusetts: Fatemeh Etemadi, Masoud Hashemi, Francis Mangan 
  • Native Pollinator Instillations: Sonia Schloemann
  • Determining the Efficiency of Growing Crops under Photovoltaic Panels: Stehpen Herbert 
  • Establishing a Cost Effiecient Seeding Rate for Hairy Vetch as Cover Crop: Masoud Hashemi, Sarah Weis
  • Floral Traits Affecting Disease Transmission in Bumble Bees: Lynn Adler
  • Avoiding Vegetable Wash Water Contamination: Amanda Kinchla

Lunch will be served.  

Please be prepared to be outside rain or shine.  

Closed toe shoes are mandatory.  

Contact's name: 
Madeline Magin
Contact's phone: 
(413)545-5221
Contact's email: 
Location: 
89-91 North River Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
89-91 North River Road South Deerfield MA