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Date:
April 20, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
3 farms in Spanaway and Roy
Cost:
Free
Direct Seed Drill Workshop
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Postponed Until Spring 2021: Hay Field Rejuvenation Tour & No-Till Drill Training

Monday, April 20, 2020

This tour will provide useful information and tools to the hay grower looking to improve their fields.

Walk fields on three farms with Marty Chaney, Agronomist with the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, Gudrun Mahrt, a sales representative from Columbia River Carbonates, and Warwick Bryant, a custom farmer and hay grower from the Key Peninsula to review the importance of soil analysis, addressing drainage or irrigation considerations, and to discuss the connection between healthy forage growth and weed competition.

Learn how to correctly assess existing production levels, identify common weed species and control methods, accurately determine nutrient application rates, and maximize forage outputs.  At the last farm, a demonstration of and training on using PCD’s no-till drill will be available after the tour. Carpooling will be available.