Integrated Pest Management Guide: Adopting Brassica Cover Crops on Vegetable Farms in the Northeast (PDF)
Integrating cover crops into field crop production has gained interest in recent years as we discover the multitude of benefits that cover crops can provide, such as reducing nutrient and soil loss, increasing soil organic matter, suppressing weeds, serving as extra sources of livestock forage, and even as habitat for pollinators and other beneficial insects. Our NWCS team has been working with farmers and other partners to conduct research and outreach on cover crops suited to our northern climates, primarily in silage corn acreage but also in other crops like cereal grains, hops, and vegetables.
With funding from the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center, we offered this webinar series during Spring 2017.
No-Till Tuesdays Webinar Series. Interested in no-till farming? Check out the recordings to our No-Till Tuesdays webinar series (2017). You will hear from our own Heather Darby and Jeff Sanders on no-till tips and equipment considerations; PennState experts Doug Beegle and John Tooker who addressed manure and pest management in reduced tillage systems; and John Jemison and Rick Kersbergen from the University of Maine who discussed managing soils in no-till.
View our Tile Drainage Webinar Series - Drainage and Doughnuts (pdf). What you will learn -