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Saturday, December 7 • 10:15am - 11:05am
Integration of Livestock into Small Scale Vegetable Cropping Systems

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This presentation includes the results and a description from a graduate-level research project investigating livestock integrated systems in the Great-Northern Plains on small scale vegetable crops, specifically looking at differences in grazed versus un-grazed sampling sites with an emphasis on soil health, soil microbial diversity and crop yield. Previous studies of livestock integration have shown a positive impact on soil health. We expect that the grazed portions will have improved crop production due to nutrient cycling compared to non-grazed portions.

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Trestin Benson

Graduate Student, Montana State University
Trestin Benson is a master's student studying the Impacts of Integrating Livestock into Small Scale Vegetable Farming Systems. She also works as a research associate at the Montana Wool Lab.


Heather Estrada

Associate Professor and Agriculture Program Director, Flathead Valley Community College
MOA Board - Executive Committee, Treasurer

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am MST
Expedition/Venture Room

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