AMES, Iowa—Integrating cover crops into corn and soybean cropping systems is the topic of the webinar “Cover Crops for Better Corn and Soybeans” presented by Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University, at noon on Wednesday, October 28.
Learn how cover crops can be a win-win for cash crops and the environment. During this webinar, Sarah Carlson, Strategic Initiatives Director at Practical Farmers of Iowa, will share research results about how cover crops can help farmers grow better corn and soybean crops, while also protecting water quality and improving soil health.
“Cover crops are not just good for water quality and soil health but should also be a part of the crop production decision-making discussion,” said Carlson, who will explain the economic benefits of using cover crops.
Carlson works to transfer agronomic research about cover crops and small grains through supply chain projects, articles, blogs and presentation materials, while working to improve the support for cover crop and small grain research.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on October 28:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit (if approved) will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
About Iowa Learning Farms
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.
Hilary Pierce Jacqueline Comito
Extension Outreach Specialist ILF Program Director