Organic Vegetable Farm System Planning: From Bed Preparation to Weed Control

The session will cover: 1) Finding the best row-spacing system for your farm; 2) Tillage, bed-forming and bed-shaping tools and techniques for optimizing seedbed preparation; 3) Seeder selection, use and functionality: from push planters to tractor-mounted planters — which are best for your farm and your budget?; 4) Simple weed management tools and techniques that work with your system to improve crop production and overall efficiency. Our speakers are veteran organic farmers and educators. This workshop is ideal for new and beginning farmers. Seasoned farmers will enhance the dialogue and take home new information.

Presenters:

Jim Leap, Sustainable Ag Educator/Advisor, San Juan Bautista, CA;
Darryl Wong, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz, CA.

Funded by the USDA BFRDP.