Michigan Organic Listserv
July 27, 2010
Organic Soybean and Dry Bean Variety Plots Evaluation Tours
When: Friday, July 30, 2010, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- 9:00am Soybeans - Don Brockriede Farm – field location is ½ mile west of Marathon Road on Hollenbeck Road across the road from the DKB Farm processing facility. (About 2 miles north of Columbiaville)
- 11:00am Soybeans - Mark Vollmar Farm – field is located about ½ mile east of Organic Bean & Grain on Akron Road. (About 4 miles east of Akron or ½ mile west of Colling Road on Akron Road)
- 1:15pm Dry Beans (Navies & Blacks) - Jim Sattelberg Farm – field location is between Akron and Unionville, ½ mile east of Vassar Road on the corner of Dickerson and Rogers Roads
- 4:30pm Soybeans - Tom Nelson Farm – field location is two miles west of Shepherd on Blanchard Road then south on Isabella Road 1 ¾ miles.
Why: Your invited to join other organic producers to view and voice your preferences about characteristics that are desirable to you (early plant vigor, plant height, canopy closure, competitiveness, etc). We have a great opportunity to view and evaluate soybean and dry bean varieties for ourselves during the growing season. Over 40 non- GMO soybeans and nearly 40 dry bean varieties are being compared under organic production systems in our area at multiple sites. These varieties are a mix of tried and true brands, new industry releases, and experimental lines from university breeding programs.
Feel free to come to one, two, three or all four of the stops. Call (989) 875-5233 if you what to car pool from Ithaca. Food & Refreshments will be available at each site
How: Event is free of charge, no registration necessary, just show up.
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