The editors of Cover Crop Strategies are pleased to announce another fall edition of the National Cover Crop Summit.
This free, 2-day virtual event on Nov. 16-17 will feature 8 sessions sharing ideas, tips and information from crop industry experts and growers who have experience using cover crops to maximize economic and soil-health building benefits.
The National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition speakers include:
Mark Licht, Cropping Systems Specialist, Iowa State University — Establishing Cover Crops & Achieving Adequate Biomass — Find out what cover crop establishment means for fall and spring cover crop biomass and which cover crop species can help your operation establish excellent cover crop stands.
CJ Blew, grower from Castleton, Kan. — Making the Transition to Grazing Cover Crops — The Kansas cattleman will share how his 24,000-acre cow-calf operation has incorporated grazing cover crops into their fifth-generation cattle ranch, including how the operation selects cover crop species for grazing and how cattle health and performance have improved since making the switch from 3,000 acres of irrigated cropland and dryland to grazing cover crops.
Gregg Johnson, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota — Seeding Cover Crops While Managing Late Emerging Weeds — Discover how cover crops can be used as a management tool and how covers can help growers combat late-emerging weeds, such as waterhemp.
Scott Graham, Entomologist, Auburn University — Managing Cover Crop Pests — Find out which pests are particularly problematic both above and below the soil for various cash crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat; which cover crop species can help mitigate different types of pests; and the impact of cover crops on nematodes.
Grower Soil Health Panel — Growers Share Their Experiences with Cover Crops & Soil — Hear from three growers who have had success in improving their soil health, thanks to cover crops. You’ll hear from Jim Denys, Parkhill, Ont., Dean Jackson, Columbia Crossroads, Penn., and Lucinda Stuenkel, Palmer, Kan.
Marty Earnest, Grower, Columbia, La. — Improving the Soil in the Deep South with Cover Crops — Earnest will share how he’s been able to invigorate soil on his corn/soybean operation through a combination of no-till and cover crops, increasing soil organic matter, decreasing soil erosion and improving microbial life in the soil.
Mike Brocksmith, Grower, Vincennes, Ind. — Lessons in Continuous Cover Cropping — After using conservation tillage for more than 30 years, Brocksmith will share the changes he’s seen on his farm since beginning to use covers in 2009 and how he’s implemented continuous cover cropping.
To provide attendees with an educational experience to fit their specific needs and schedule, there are two registration options for this event:
- Standard access is free and provides attendees with access to each of the 8 fall summit on-demand video sessions for 2 DAYS ONLY, Nov. 16-17, 2021.
- An all-access registration is available for $49 and gives attendees 12 months of access to all event presentations, access to an extensive library of presentations from past National Cover Crop Summits, plus a package of valuable attendee bonuses including 4 Cover Crop Management reports offering practical tips and ideas on a variety of critical cover crop topics. Registration and program details can be found here.
Title sponsors making the National Cover Crop Summit possible include Montag Mfg., Kelly Tillage System, MidWest Bio-Tech, Underground Agriculture, Progressive Ag Innovations and M&S Ag Solutions.
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