Title: Tarping for Reduced Tillage Workshop Series. Rows of tilling.


Tarping for Reduced Tillage Workshop Series

  • Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you a vegetable farmer already using tarps? Or are you wondering if and how tarps could work best on your farm? 

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce a series of workshops on tarping for reduced tillage in small-scale vegetable systems. Join a full-day intensive farmer-to-farmer workshop on November 18th in Canandaigua NY, or November 19th in Voorheesville, NY, to talk about how we can use tarps to advance reduced and no-till vegetable production. We'll discuss tillage,weeds, and how to combine tarps with other soil building practices- like compost, mulches, and cover crops. You will learn from farmers as they share their successes and failures and hear research results from five years of tarping trials. Come to share your own tarping practices and walk away with a plan to use tarps with less tillage on your farm. 

This work is accomplished in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the University of Maine, with support from Northeast SARE. 

Cost to participate is $35 per person with lunch and refreshments provided. Scholarships are available for active duty U.S. armed forces or military veterans in NY, covering up to $100 for travel costs and registration with support form the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. To apply, contact Dean Koyanagi at drk5@cornell.edu. 

Contact Ryan Maher at rmm325@cornell.edu with workshop questions and to learn more about the Cornell SFP Reduced Tillage Project. 

Link for the Canandaigua workshop: November 18th 9am-4pm 


Link for the Voorheesville workshop: November 19th 9am-4pm 





Ryan Maher


Last updated November 12, 2019