West Virginia University’s Organic Research Farm will host its annual field day from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29.
Situated on 71 acres of land off Route 705 and Stewartstown Road in Morgantown, the farm houses studies on field crops, livestock, organic pasture management, vegetable production, weed, insect and disease management, as well as soil quality.
As part of the farm’s mission to provide best-practice recommendations for organic farmers and home gardeners, Field Day events include wagon tours of research plots and demonstrations of organic practices. New this year will be a project on sheep nutrition, one on organic egg production, additional trials for sustainable biofuel crop production, and blackberry, tomato, and watermelon variety trials. Intensive workshops will be conducted on insect, disease and weed identification and management, livestock, poultry, pasture management, marketing, and much more.