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Webinar Recording: Spring Cover Crop Management


Webinar: Spring Cover Crop Management  

Speakers: Tom Kaspar, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Ag & the Environment; Mark Hanna, ISU Extension Engineer; and Steve Berger, Cover Crop Farmer from Wellman, Iowa.

Fall 2015 was a good season for cover crop establishment and growth, with adequate moisture and growing temperatures.  Great fall growth helped protect the soil during the heavy rain events, but could present challenges this spring if farmers are not prepared with a termination plan and equipment adjustments.  To help farmers prepare for these spring management considerations, ISU extension staff and an experienced cover crop farmer discussed these issues in a one hour webinar on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 am.

Webinar Recording Segments:

Segment #1: Tom Kaspar, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Ag & the Environment;

(including cover crop effects on soil health, spring termination considerations), please click here - Duration 24:21.

Segment #2: Mark Hanna, Iowa State University Extension Engineer

(including equipment settings for planting into cover crops), please click here - Duration 18:48.

Segment #3: Steve Berger, Farmer, Washington county

(including his plans for spring planter adjustments and ideas on burndown choices), please click here - Duration 37:35.

Webinar Materials:

To view and download segment #1 materials, click here.

To view and download segment #2 materials, click here.

To view and download segment #3 materials, click here



Questions: Contact Ed Kordick, ekordick@ifbf.org


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