ACORN Conference Program

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Knowing Your Varieties: Effective On-farm Variety Trialing for Vegetable and Vegetable Seed Growers

Tuesday, November 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

This workshop will cover the importance of on-farm variety trailing in organic production context, designing your trial to meet your needs, and effective variety trial design and execution for small to large acreages. This session will cover how to select the right crop(s) and (check/) varieties to trial, how to randomize and replicate your variety trials, and observe and evaluate them in the field. Drawing on case studies of pepper and lettuce variety trials in Iowa, this session will illustrate the impact of good variety trailing for organic veg and veg seed producers.