Monday, March 3, 2014

American Society of Agronomy Cover Crop Webinar Series


The American Society of Agronomy will be sponsoring a series of free cover crop webinars March 6, 13, 20 and 27. CEUs are available. Please contact Michele Lovejoy ( with any questions. See below for a description of the individual sessions. For more information, visit

March 6, 2014: Cover Crops, Soil Health Principals and Maximizing Yields Improving soil health not only cleans up water quality and reduces soil loss but also provides a better environment for cash crops to succeed. Learn about basic soil health principles and how cover crops are key to making those happen on your farm.
Panelists: Kristine Nichols, USDA-ARS and Ray McCormick, Indiana Farmer

March 13, 2014: Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops A livestock + cover crop combination is the fastest way to profit from your investment. Cover crops not only provide feed for livestock they also hold and scavenge precious nutrients to reduce potential offsite pollution.
Panelists: Tim Harrigan, Michigan State University and Kent Solberg, Minnesota Farmer

March 20, 2014: Cover Crops Seed Selection and Planting Knowing which cover crops to pick for your farm's goals can be daunting. So many options exist that it is sometimes hard to know what to pick and then how to plant it. Whether you are new to cover crops or an advanced user hear from two experts in the field on how they best chose and seed their cover crops.
Panelists: Jim Hoorman, Ohio State University Extension and Keith Berns, Green Cover Seed

March 27, 2014: Cover Crop Management and Termination The spring can be a challenging time for farmers busy to get into the field and start planting. Killing a cover crop is not busy as usual. Planning for proper spring management of your cover crop needs to happen before April. Learn from two experts in the field on a couple different methods for termination.
Panelist: Mike Plumer, Illinois

Check out for agronomy related online course opportunities or for soils related online course opportunities.


Sean McGovern
SARE Outreach

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