Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mini-Workshops very successful

The five mini-workshops held on June 4th and June 19th were very well attended. Participants enjoyed the hand on activities and the ability to interact with the instructors as well as other participants

Friday, June 12, 2009

OWM Mini Workshops on June 19th

The San Juan Basin Research Center will be hosting another set of Organic Weed Management Workshops on Friday, June 19th from 8 am until 1 pm.

Soil Analysis with Dr. Phil Shuler from 8-10 am
Methodology- OWM Technique demonstrations:from 10-11:30
Measuring efficacy of weed control methods- 11:30-12:30

Email me at or leave a message at 385-4574 to sign up for one or all of the workshops.

The research market garden has 14 different organic weed management techniques. We applied Corn Gluten Meal this week and made a pass with the Glaser Wheel Hoe. We'll be doing flaming and horticultural vinegar applications next week.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Seedlings coming up

On May 26th, Fort Lewis College Agriculture students finished planting all 14 of the OWM plots. Four replicates of beans, beets, corn, broccoli and cabbage were planted in each 80 foot row using 4' centers. On June 3rd the first seedlings began to emerge.
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