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March 12, 2019

Preparing Soils for Specialty Crop Planting


Noble Research Institute
Small-Scale Agriculture Demonstration Area
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401


1 pm - 4 pm

Registration Fee

There is no fee for this event. Registration closes five days before the event.

Level 1: Essentials


General Overview

This event will showcase techniques used to improve soil and prepare for planting fruit and vegetable crops on both a large and small scale. You will have the opportunity to see various tillage, bedding and mulch-laying equipment in action.

Procedures to be demonstrated include: primary tillage, secondary tillage, seed bed preparation, bed construction and plastic mulch application.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to improve soil tillage for better nutrient availability and water holding capacity
  • The difference between different types of tillage and how they are used
  • How cover crops can be used for soil improvement
  • The advantages associated with fruit and vegetable production using plasticulture
  • Various tools and techniques available for preparing soil, including bedding and mulch-laying equipment
How You Will Learn:
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Q&A
  • In-field discussion
Who Should Attend:
  • Market gardeners
  • Commercial and hobby fruit growers
What You Should Bring:
  • Soil test results
Related Courses:
  • So You Want to Grow Fruit?
  • So You Want to Grow Vegetables?
  • Establishing Vegetable and Fruit Crops
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