Cover cropping has proven to be quite beneficial in field production and is gaining a lot of momentum across Nova Scotia. This raises the question – is this a practice that can be adopted in protected production? Join Judson Reid from Cornell University and Perennia Specialist Talia Plaskett on March 23, 2023, at noon to hear about the work done around cover cropping in tunnels and what is to come. Register now to reserve your virtual spot, and start thinking about what your off-season could look like!
Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University
Judson Reid is a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. In this position, he manages a series of research and education projects for greenhouse, high tunnel and field production of fresh market vegetables. Judson is involved in the evaluation of grafting on tomatoes, biological pest control, cover cropping techniques and soil nutrient management in protected agriculture. Judson has conducted educational sessions with farmers in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia on these topics. Having spent his youth on a Northern New York dairy farm, Judson earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University in agriculture.
Protected Crop Specialist with Perennia
Talia’s role at Perennia supports protected crop production across the province. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 2015 and spent the following five years working at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. She gained experience in plant pathology, breeding and production, all while working in a newly constructed hydroponic tomato greenhouse. She joined the Agri-Services team in June 2020 and has spent the last few years understanding the scope of protected production here in Nova Scotia. Talia is excited to continue to strengthen the resource bank, knowledgebase and community surrounding protected production across the province.
This event is being held as part of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) program. The goals of the program are to encourage on-farm sequestration of carbon and reduction in greenhouse gases through the implementation of improved nitrogen management, enhanced cover crop adoption, and the normalization of rotational grazing. For more info on the OFCAF program, please visit ofcaf.perennia.ca
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