TALLAHASSEE — Soils across the Southeast are typically degraded with low organic matter contents and susceptible to erosion. High temperatures and high rainfall amounts contribute to this degradation, which is exacerbated with conventional tillage. High residue cover crops combined with conservation tillage can offset these negative effects and subsequently increase productivity and improve soil health. However, growers adopting these systems are not accustomed to the management required to maximize the benefits.
This free webinar, “Cover Crop Management for the Southeast,” will describe aspects that growers should consider to manage a cover crop for maximum biomass production and relate the associated soil and crop benefits to cover crop management.
This one-hour webinar begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, Feb. 14, and is hosted by Kip Balcom, NRCS agronomist and lead scientist for the agency’s Conservation Systems Research Unit in Auburn, Alabama. This is an audio broadcast available only on computer. Pre-registration is not necessary.
For more information about this NRCS Science & Technology webinar, contact NRCS National Technology Specialist Holli Kuykendall, Ph.D., on firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about this webinar and other NRCS Science & Technology webinars at www.conservationwebinars.net/.
–USDA NRCS Florida
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