Conservation agricultural systems need technology and expertise from all areas of agricultural exploration, including but not limited to soil science, nutrient management, plant pathology, entomology, and weed science. Changing one aspect of an agricultural production system, such as implementation of no-tillage or addition of high-residue cover crops, may impact other production system practices. In-depth discussion and investigation needs to be conducted amongst all agricultural fields to ensure sustainable production for years to come. Virginia farmers are at the forefront of conservation agricultural systems implementation. Most farmers in Virginia have adopted conservation tillage and other soil improvement practices. However, vegetable production is one of the last frontiers for implementation of conservation tillage technologies. Current production practices and necessities often make use of many conservation system technologies impractical. We hope that the multidisciplinary discussion of agronomic and vegetable crops may offer some insight into improving vegetable conservation agricultural system practices. The organizing committee would like to thank all sponsors, authors, faculty, and staff that helpe
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