EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been updated from a version published on April 15, 2021 to include a recording of the webinar.
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Benefits of cover crops in regions with limited growing conditions was the topic of discussion at the SWROC’s April Advancing Ag webinar on Wednesday, April 28th at 11 a.m.
Associate Professor Axel Garcia y Garcia lead a panel discussion covering a range of cover crops and soil health topics including regenerative agriculture to enhance carbon sequestration and credit, digital technologies to enhance cover crop management, and the economic considerations behind cover crop decisions. Panelists included:
- José Hernández, Senior Agronomic Data Scientist at Indigo Agriculture
- William Lazarus, Professor and Extension Economist at the University of Minnesota
- Guillermo Marcillo, Ag Systems Modeler at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Jay Norton, Professor and Soils Extension Specialist at University of Wyoming
This diverse panel of researchers engaged in a dialogue about cover crops with one another and took questions from participants. Participants submitted questions upon registration and asked questions live.
Advancing Ag events free to attend but participants must pre-register at z.umn.edu/advancing-ag. The webinars ware recorded and posted on YouTube at a later date. Certified crop advisors can self-apply for CEUs.
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— Southwest Research & Outreach Center
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