Webinar: Simulation Scenarios for Understanding Economic, Agronomic, and Environmental Outcomes of Cover Crops | Building a Culture of Conservation

Webinar: Simulation Scenarios for Understanding Economic, Agronomic, and Environmental Outcomes of Cover Crops

May 31, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 8 at noon CDT will feature Peter Kyveryga, affiliate associate professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University and senior research scientist-Analytics, Iowa Soybean Association. Kyveryga’s work focuses on developing online decision management and risk assessment tools which can quantify the impact of management practices on soil health, water quality and ecosystem. These analytics tools are created to support the needs of stakeholders in making decisions regarding practice implementations.

In the webinar, “Interactive Cover Crop Economic Simulator,” Kyveryga will provide an overview of the simulation program and highlight the capabilities and features that can be utilized by farmers, landowners, crop consultants and agronomists to run what-if simulations for specific properties. Through scenarios looking at the same fields and farms, Kyveryga will demonstrate the facility and value of the Interactive Cover Crop Economic Simulator to help determine the most appropriate management practices by measuring and weighing the environmental, agronomic, and economic outcomes of cover crops.

“Many producers take a very short-term look at management practices such as cover crops, looking solely at the direct cost of seeding,” said Kyveryga. “Using online tools such as this, it is easier to model the long-term benefits such as cover crops becoming a financial asset that can produce new income while mitigating input costs. Farmers, landowners, and cover crop seed dealers can all benefit from using this simulator to understand the full spectrum of economic, agronomic and social benefits beyond short-term financial costs or gains.

Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.

 

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CDT June 8:

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. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.