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Mechanical Cultivation with Josh Volk
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$15
Tired of breaking your back pulling weeds, or watching your row crops get out-competed?!
Learn more about the principles of mechanical weed management, including proper timing of activities and which tools are right for the job. We are very excited to present a hands-on workshop taught by Josh Volk – market gardener, consultant, and former engineer right HERE in Central Oregon that will cover both hand tools and tractor implements.
Join this hands-on workshop to learn:
* Weed management considerations: tillage and planting prep, seeding/planting, and cultivation
* Mechanical cultivation fundamentals (how tools move through soil)
* Hand tool options for weed cultivation
* Proper toolbar setup for tractor weed cultivation (including sweeps, knives, shovels, fingers, etc)
What: Mechanical Cultivation Workshop w/ Josh Volk <http://www.slowhandfarm.com/>
When: March 21st, 10am – 3pm, lunch provided
Cost: $15 per individual
Register on-line by March 19th: https://secure.oregonstate.edu
10am – 12:30pm: Weed management and mechanical cultivation fundamentals, hand tools demonstrations
1pm-3pm: Tractor toolbar setup on rear-mounted and belly-mounted systems with a variety of implements