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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems

Title: Symposium--Engineering Solutions and New Machines for Organic Agriculture

Organizer: Eric B. Brennan
Moderator: Patrick M. Carr
Lead Community Sponsor: Organic Management Systems Community
Cosponsor: ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems
Community Cosponsor: Organic Management Systems Community
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Equipment, cover crop, planters and weed control

Session Description: Weed and fertility management continues to be of the biggest constraints in organic agriculture. Cover crops are frequently cited as part of the solution, but also introduce new challenges. There is a need to develop new machinery that optimizes manure integration, weed control, and planter technology in cover crop-based till and no-till organic systems