[Ok-sus] Using Cover Crop Mixtures Webinar on October 14

Bob Waldrop bob at bobwaldrop.net
Wed Sep 17 01:13:55 UTC 2014


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    Using Cover Crop Mixtures Webinar on October 14

Join eOrganic for the first webinar of the fall 2014 season! In *Using 
Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm*, a team of 
researchers at Penn State University will discuss the use of cover crop 
“cocktails” or mixtures to achieve weed suppression, nitrogen 
scavenging, nitrogen provisioning, and attracting beneficial insects and 
pollinators. Results from a study of winter cover crops in a grain and 
forage research project at the Penn State Rock Springs Research Farm and 
from several Pennsylvania farms will be shown. They will also review 
issues of cover crop timing, termination, and general management to aid 
in farmer insight and adoption of cover crop mixes.

The webinar takes place on Tuesday, October 14 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM 
Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The presentation will last 
an hour, followed by 30 minutes for questions. Attendees will be able to 
type in questions for the speakers. The webinar is free and open to the 
public, and advance registration is required. Register now at 
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/131444560

<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/131444560>


    About the Presenters

  * Jason Kaye, Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, Penn State
    University. Jason Kaye is the project director of the Cover Crop
    Cocktails project at Penn State. He leads measurements of soil
    organic matter quality, soil erosion, and nutrient cycling at the
    PSU and on-farm sites.
  * Dave Mortensen, Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology, Penn
    State University. Dave Mortensen works in applied plant ecology and
    ecologically-based pest management to improve the sustainability of
    land resource management. He is a co-PI of the Cover Crop Cocktails
    project and leads evaluations of weed suppression.
  * Charlie White, Extension Associate, Sustainable Agriculture, Penn
    State University. Charlie White’s extension and research work
    focuses on improving soil health, managing nutrient cycling, and
    monitoring agroecosystem functioning.
  * Mitch Hunter, PhD Candidate, Agronomy, Penn State University. Mitch
    Hunter is investigating how diverse cover cropping can contribute to
    ecological weed management and drought resilience in annual cropping
    systems.
  * Jermaine Hinds, PhD Candidate, Entomology, Penn State University.
    Jermaine Hinds discovered his interest in entomology during his
    undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College park
    where he studied the influence of cover crops on pest insects. At
    Penn State, he continues by investigating the role that cover crops
    and non-crop resources have on impacting beneficial insects on farm.
  * Jim LaChance, Project Coordinator, Ecosystem Science and Management,
    Penn State University. Jim manages the project’s farm operations and
    coordinates field sampling across the CCC project team.

Find all eOrganic webinar recordings at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242


    System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
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Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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you to the webinar, so if you don't have administrative rights on your 
computer, you may not be able to do this, although you can listen in by 
phone. If you'd like to test your connection to gotowebinar in advance, 
go here 
<http://support.citrixonline.com/en_us/gotomeeting/help_files/gtm140010>.


      About eOrganic

eOrganic <http://www.extension.org/organic_production> contains 
articles, videos, and webinars for farmers, ranchers, agricultural 
professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable 
information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer 
experiences, and certification. The content is collaboratively authored 
and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension 
personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with 
experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

-- 
Debra M. Heleba
Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program Coordinator
University of Vermont Extension <http://www.uvm.edu/extension>
Jeffords Hall, 63 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, Vermont 05405
debra.heleba at uvm.edu <mailto:debra.heleba at uvm.edu>
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