Wine Country Connection: Vineyards Using Natives as Cover Crops, Erosion & Sedimentation Solutions

Start Date
09/17/2018
End Date
09/17/2018
Description
This field session will look at design and selection considerations regarding erosion and sedimentation control in several different areas particular to the Lake Erie Watershed. The geology around the lake is unique with both glacial and lake deposits and we will review a lake bank stabilization project. Factors affecting lake bank stabilization and solutions will be reviewed in this demonstration project. A stream bank stabilization project on a tributary of Lake Erie will be visited and reviewed for bioengineering techniques and plant selection. A production vineyard visit will discuss current trends in cover crops and land preservation. Finally, a working orchard and vineyard will discuss their approach to cover crops and stabilization in agricultural areas.
Location
Erie, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Horticulture / Plants
Rural Landscape
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
3.0
Learning Outcomes
(1) Design process affecting sustainable design of natural systems (2) Factors affecting selection of native plants and grasses in these projects (3) Lake bank stabilization factors and techniques. (4) Stream bank stabilization techniques and plant selection (5) Cover crops for agricultural areas
Instructors
Dan Dahlkemper and Tom McClure
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Provider
Ernst Conservation Seeds


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