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Friday, January 24 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cover Crops in Established Vegetables and Across the Northern Plains

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Growing a long-season crop like peppers in a short, Upper Midwest growing season means that often harvest isn't over by the time we would normally seed a cover crop. We will discuss our 2019 field trial using interseeded cover crops in a bell pepper production system. We will cover the practices used to establish and maintain the cover crops; effects of the timing of cover crop establishment on pepper yield,  soil temperature and moisture, cover crop biomass, and soil health; and practical take-homes from the crop management perspective.

Working alongside farmers in soil health, Dr. Abbey Wick, Assistant Professor, Extension Soil Health Specialist, will share her research on adaptation of cover crops to build soil health in the northern plains. 


Dana Jokela

Dana co-owns and operates Sogn Valley Farm, a 20-acre certified organic vegetable farm and native plant nursery located in Cannon Falls. The farm's produce is sold at the St. Paul Farmers' Market and wholesale to co-ops, school districts, artisan food processors, and a distributor... Read More →

Abbey Wick

Abbey Wick is the Soil Health Extension Specialist at NDSU. She works with farmers on incorporating cover crops and reducing tillage and also develops state-wide training programs for county agents. When it comes to using cover crops, her philosophy is to keep it simple.

Friday January 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
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