The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

August 28, 2013

Cover Crop Research and Organic Weed Control Field Meeting

LIMESTONEVILLE — Penn State Extension is sponsoring a field meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Ziegler Farm near Limestoneville, Montour County. The farm is located just north of Limestoneville at 51 Ziegler Road, Milton.

The morning session of the field day will focus on cover crop plots planted at the farm in cooperation with a grant project funded by the USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. The plots feature various species of cover crops that are known to be productive in this region of the country. Data is being collected on the plots. Speakers from Penn State Extension will discuss nitrogen management with cover crops, weed suppression with cover crops, and using flowering cover crops for pollinator resources.

The afternoon session of the field day will give participants the opportunity to learn about various field implements that can be used for weed control on organic farms. Experienced organic farmers will discuss how to use each implement to maximize its effectiveness.

There is no fee to attend the field day. However, to facilitate a meal count, people interested in attending the event are asked to call (800) 851-9710 or (570) 988-3950 to register. You can also register by email to Beth Trautman at Please register before Sept. 4.

Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dave Hartman at (570) 784-6660 or

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dave Hartman at (570) 784-6660 in advance of your participation or visit.


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