2013 Cover Crop Innovations Webinar Series

2013 Cover Crop Innovations Webinar Series

2013 Cover Crop Innovations Webinar Series

This Cover Crop Innovations Webinar Series was hosted by Penn State Extension in the winter of 2013. This series is a component of the training initiative sponsored by the Northeast SARE Pennsylvania State Program. More information about the training initiative is available here.

Spring Seedbed Characteristics after Winter-Killed Cover Crops

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

Dr. Ray Weil and Natalie Lounsbury have been investigating the possibility of no-till planting early spring vegetables such as spinach and lettuce after a forage radish cover crop without the use of herbicides. They discuss soil moisture, temperature and nutrient status in early spring as well as seedling emergence and yield.

Cover Crops for Soil Health and Nutrient Conservation and Update on the PSU Cover Crop Interseeder

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

Dr. Sjoerd Duiker presents how cover crops can be used to conserve nutrients over the winter, reduce erosion, and replace nitrogen fertilizer needs in the following crop. Dr. Greg Roth presents an update on the Penn State Cover Crop Interseeder, including results from field trials testing the establishment of different cover crop species when interseeded into standing corn crop.

Invertebrate Pests and Their Natural Enemies in Conservation Tillage Cropping Systems

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

In this webinar by Dr. Mary Barbercheck and Maggie Douglas, learn the basics about key early-season insect and slug pests that can pose problems in conservation tillage systems with high amounts of cover crop residues and how crop management practices can help reduce pest damage. Also, learn about ongoing research into naturally-occurring predators of early season insects and slugs and how best to conserve them.

Optimizing Weed Suppression and Nutrient Use Efficiency in Cover Crop-Based No-Till Organic Corn

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

In this webinar, Hanna Poffenbarger of the University of Maryland and Steven Mirsky of the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agriculture Systems Lab discuss optimizing cover crop mixture composition and manure application to achieve weed suppression and adequate, efficient nitrogen delivery in a cover crop-based no-till corn system.

Nitrogen Management with Cover Crop Mixtures

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

Charlie White, of Penn State Extension, presents case studies of how mixtures of different cover crop types performed at supplying nitrogen to a following corn crop and reducing nitrate leaching into the subsoil. Tools to assess nitrogen supplied by cover crops to the next cash crop are also discussed.

Visit the Cover Crops Topic Room to discover a wealth of educational materials developed out of decades of SARE-funded cover crop research. Information is organized in the following subsections:

Cover Crops: Dig Deeper

In addition to the resources featured in the Cover Crops Topic Room, SARE has funded hundreds of research and education projects related to cover crops since 1988. To discover them, visit SARE's database of projects and conduct full text or advanced keyword searches.