Making Sen$e with Cover Crops Workshop

A one-day workshop, Making Sen$e with Cover Crops, will be held on Thursday, February 28 in London, Ontario.  Held in conjunction with the 8th Annual Midwest Cover Crops Council meeting, it will be a worthwhile day for anyone interested in learning more about using cover crops and the economics of cover crops.

Making Sen$e With Cover Crops

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Four Points by Sheraton – London, ON

1150 Wellington Road South

8:30 am to 6 pm

Agenda

Morning

Why Cover Crop?

Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University

Putting a Value on Cover Crops

Dave Van Segbrook, DVS Farms

Dr. Laura Van Eerd, Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph

From Planting to Killing

Seed, Selection, Mixtures and Establishment

Dave Robison, Legacy Seeds

Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA

Fertility—in and after cover crops

John Lauzon, University of Guelph

Herbicide Concerns

Dr. Darren Robinson, Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph

Why and How I Use Cover Crops

Raymond Durivage and Daniel Briere, Quebec

Jim Kratz, Caro, Michigan

Afternoon

The View from the Field—successes and cautions

Panel Discussion

Cover Crop Research and Your Bottom Line

Dr. Bill Deen, University of Guelph

Dr. Dale Mutch, MichiganStateUniversity

Dr. Thomas Bjorkmann, CornellUniversity

James Hoorman, OhioStateUniversity

Dr. Dan Brainard, MichiganState University

Break Out Rooms

Cover Crops and Field Crops

Reconsidering Red Clover

Dr. Bill Deen, University of Guelph

Fitting cover crops into field crop rotations

Adam Hayes, OMAFRA

Cover Crops and Livestock

Opportunities for feeding cover crops

Mike Buis, Chatham

Albert Renkema, Embro

Manure and Cover Crops

Christine Brown, OMAFRA

Specialty Crops and Cover Crops

Rob Smyth, Chatham

Ryan Howe, Aylmer

John Lugtigheid, Chatham

Dr. Dan Brainard, MichiganState University

General Session

MCCC Cover Crop Selector Tool

Dr. Laura Van Eerd, Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph

Cover Crop Question Free for All

All speakers question session

Register by mail, phone, fax, email, or online.  For more information on the workshop, see the detailed agenda and registration form (pdf).  The deadline for advance registration ($65 per person/$55 for OSCIA members) is February 22.  The on site registration cost is $90 per person.

For those interested in attending the entire Midwest Cover Crop Council meeting, which includes a working/business meeting on March 1, with state /province, agency, and NGO reports combined with a working lunch and review of the 2012 strategic plans, working groups, and research proposals, registration information can be found here. All are welcome but this part of the meeting is primarily intended for people participating in MCCC activities.

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