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UMass Twilight Meeting - Cover Crop Strategies for Vegetable Farms

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Appleton Farm - The Trustees of Reservations
219 County Rd., Ipswich, MA, 01938

Join UMass Extension for this in-person twilight meeting all about making the best use of cover crops for weed control, soil health and fertility, and attracting beneficial insects. 

Appleton's farm manager, Andrew Lawson, will discuss the farm's current cover cropping practices and demonstrate their high-speed, shallow tillage disc cultivator. 

UMaine Extension Sustainable Ag Professional, Jason Lilley, will talk about planning cover crops into vegetable rotations, species selection considerations, interseeding into late-season crops, and more. 

UMass Vegetable Team Educator, Hannah Whitehead will discuss cover crops and beneficial insects. 


The main entrance to the farm is at 219 County Rd. in Ipswich. After you enter the property at the front gate, drive until the road forks. Take the left fork and proceed to the CSA distribution barn where we will gather for the meeting. Rain or shine--in case of rain, we will meet inside the barn.


Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP early so we can get an accurate headcount.


Contact's name: 
Lisa McKeag
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219 County Rd. Ipswich MA