Tim and Martha Magnant will host a free field day at their dairy farm in Franklin, Vermont, on Aug. 14 for farmers to hear about the latest research and practical applications regarding conservation tillage and other crop management practices.

The event will run 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bridgeman View Farm, 4826 Hanna Road.

Farmers will hear about University of Vermont Extension’s whole farm feed quality and tile drainage projects and get an update on the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge.

Other topics to be covered include herbicides, winter kill and management practices for manure systems, weeds and pests.

There will also be discussion of tillage and manure injector equipment, and a chance to look at the Magnants’ reduced tillage and no-till management, and interseeded cover crops.

The field day is sponsored by Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Program, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, and Agrilab Technologies in Enosburg Falls.

All four organizations will provide updates on their research and latest projects.

Lunch is free for registered participants. Water quality and custom applicator credits will be available.

Register by Aug. 12 by contacting Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501, ext. 432, or going to 2019summerfarmmeeting.eventbrite.com.

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