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Field Day: Cover Cropping for Pecans

June 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-6

Pecan nuts resting on cover crops

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Time: 2:30-5:00 p.m., followed by a free on-site dinner

Location: Pata Viva Farm Pecan Orchard, 697 Rel Lane, Las Cruces, NM 88007

Cost: Free

Learn a field-tested approach for using cover cropping in pecan orchards to reduce fertilizer requirements, reduce soil compaction, reduce soil salinization, and increase water infiltration.

Come out for an orchard walkthrough and discussion of what Pata Viva Farm has learned about cover cropping in pecan orchards, then learn and practice soil analyses on cover cropped and conventional pecan orchards.

Afterwards, enjoy a free, grant funded meal and networking opportunities.

Some parking is available at 697 Rel Lane, with additional parking along Doña Ana Road.

Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring sun protection, and bring a water bottle.

To help ensure an accurate attendance count for meals, please register for this event at https://www.crucescreatives.org/event-4827857.  

Additional Information:
This free field day is presented as part of the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture project, with the generous support of the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Details

Date:
June 5
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-6

Venue

Pata Viva Farm Pecan Orchard
697 Rel Lane
Las Cruces, NM 88007 United States
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