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The Benefits of Cover Crops in California: Above and Belowground Impacts

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021

12:00 PM

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Virtual - CA - Get Directions

Topic Notes

"This webinar highlights insectary cover crop trials conducted by The Xerces Society and research from the USDA-ARS on cover crop impacts on soil health and water dynamics.

We will discuss on-farm evaluations of cover crops and highlight the considerations that went into species selection and seed mix formulations. Data on cover crop outcomes such as changes in beneficial insect populations, including pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests, will also be shared.

Next, we dive belowground and share research results on how cover crops impacted soil microbial populations and water inputs when used as alley cover in a vineyard.

We’ll conclude our presentations with some practical tips and advice for seeding and establishing cover crop mixtures and leave plenty of time for Q&A from our audience. Please join us to learn more about this exciting topic.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for this course: 0.5 credit hours for Soil & Water Management and 0.5 credit hours for Sustainability."