Cover Crop Coaching Clinic, NSW

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27 Aug 2018

The workshop is run by Kelvin Montagu and Darren Long.

Kelvin currently leads the vegetable industries cover crop research project and has been promoting the use of cover crops through the Soil Wealth and ICP project for several years.

Darren Long from MG Farm, Tasmania, is one of the leading cover crop innovators in vegetable production. Combined Kelvin and Darren bring a wealth of practical and research knowledge to the clinic to share with you and get cover crops powering on your farm.

When: 9 am – 3 pm, Monday 27 August 2018 (lunch provided)
Where: Kulnura Public Hall, and a field session at 10 Pembertons Hill Rd, Mangrove Mountain
Registration is essential and numbers are limited.

Click to register. Registration is essential and numbers are limited.

Cover crops are being rediscovered as important tools for improving soil structure and health, controlling soilborne disease and weeds, reducing erosion and nutrient loss, and adding nitrogen.

This workshop brings cover crops into the 21st century combining the new science, machinery and management practices to make them work on today’s farms.

The cover crop workshop will help growers select and manage cover crops to deliver the most benefits in their production system.

The practical training will help growers work through the following questions:

  • What do you want your cover crop to deliver? 
  • What window (timing, water) do you have?
  • How are you going to get back to your cash crop?
  • What equipment do you have for soil preparation, sowing and termination and incorporation?
  • What’s your level of commitment?

This project is supported by Landcare Australia through a Sustainable Agriculture Grant, Hort Innovation using the vegetable research and development levy and funds from the Australian Government, and the NSW Government through the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative.

Contact Details

For more information: Sonia Lee, Phone: (02) 4355 8210 or sonia.lee@lls.nsw.gov.au