Introductions at Trogg's Hollow.
10:15am - 12:30pm
Chris and Marcy Prchal lead demonstrations about hand tools used for cultivation, as well as mowers and till/BCS for weed control, at Trogg's Hollow. Hear from Art Sheele of American Organic, who will be on-site to talk about Trogg's Hollow's future/planned weed control/cover and test plots using cover crops.
Potluck at Trogg's Hollow. Please bring a dish! (And don't forget the sunblock and a water bottle.)
Caravan to Angelic Organics Farm. Maps will be provided for all.
1:30pm-4pm (NOTE: We will reconvene the field day promptly at 1:30pm.)
See demonstrations of mechanical cultivation methods: a wiggle hoe, an Allis weeder, and a GPS system which helps with weed control. Peruse 10 different cultivators from their machinery line. Hear Farmer John talk about weeds, a topic he is very passionate about. He'll cover methods for comprehensive weed control, which includes all sorts of support strategies, such as how to deal with weeds the year prior to growing a crop, stale seedbedding, etc.