The Glenlea Long-Term Study Field Day

Title: The Glenlea Long-Term Study Field Day
Location: Glenlea Research Station, Glenlea, MB
Date: Wednesday, July 8, at 1:00 pm.

Designing productive farming systems that require fewer chemicals and incorporate compost will be the focus of a field tour hosted by NCLE (National Centre for Livestock and the Environment) at the University of Manitoba Glenlea Research Station the afternoon of July 8.

If you are interested in learning ways to farm more sustainably and reduce input costs, whether you are involved in growing crops, raising livestock or both, whether you farm organically, conventionally or somewhere in between, or even if you eat food and want to know more about its origins, there is something for you on this tour!

“We are looking at ways to make the agriculture system as a whole more sustainable, by making better use of what is already in the system, and by finding ways to reduce what is added to and lost from the system without giving up productivity,” says NCLE research coordinator Christine Rawluk.

This year’s tour features Farm Alchemy 101: how to turn waste to compost gold, alternative weed and soil management practices, and lessons learned from the 24-year-old Glenlea crop rotation study.   Read more…

Details:
When: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00. Tour starts at 1:15.
Where: Glenlea Research Station field, 15 min. south of Winnipeg on Hwy 75, turn west on Glenlea Rd (1 mile south of the Station) and watch for summer students to guide you to the site

Featuring… 
– Farm Alchemy 101: how to turn waste to compost gold
– Lessons from the 24-year-old Glenlea crop rotation study
– Alternative weed and soil fertility management practices
– Tour of the Byproducts Processing (Composting) Facility

View the notice

For more information and to let us know if you are coming, contact:
Christine Rawluk, christine.rawluk@umanitoba.ca, 204.474.7337
Date: 2015-07-08