Indiana CCA Conference 2018 Presentation
 
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Presentations

W9

Soil & Water
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

W2

Soil & Water
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

 

Cover crops can be a useful conservation practice for improving soil health, scavenging and recycling nutrients, reducing erosion, and contributing to more resilient cropping systems over the long term.  Many producers are interested in learning more about cover crop options and trying cover crops in their operation, but they are sometimes overwhelmed by the many different choices and options for cover crops.  This presentation is aimed at providing crop advisors with some simple “recipes” for cover crop use for first-time cover crop adopters.  These recipes are intended to provide a relatively simple, low-risk strategy for integrating cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation in Indiana and the eastern Cornbelt.  The recipes include details on the specific cover crops, seeding rates and dates, and termination guidance and should be useful to both the producer and the crop advisor with limited cover crop experience.

Speakers
Eileen Kladivko
Professor of Agronomy
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Biography
Dr. Eileen J. Kladivko is Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University, where she teaches and does research and Extension work in soil physics, soil biology, and soil management. Her research studies have included cover crops, soil health, earthworms, no-till, and drainage and water quality over the past 33 years. She is a founding member of the Midwest Cover Crops Council.
Barry Fisher
State Soil Health Specialist /Agronomist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Biography
Barry Fisher serves on the Technology Staff for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana where he provides technical direction for Indiana Soil Health Strategy implementation and agronomic training and assistance to NRCS Field Offices. He represents NRCS in the Conservation Cropping System Initiative) which advances the technology of quality no-till, adapted nutrient and pest management and crops and precision technology for successful system integration. He has a B.S. degree in Agronomy from Western Kentucky University and is a native of French Lick, Indiana.

Bill Johnson
Professor of Weed Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Biography
Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. He has statewide responsibilities for weed science research and extension in agronomic crops, and he teaches Advanced Weed Biology and Senior Seminar. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in the biology and management of herbicide-resistant weeds and crops, and interactions between weeds and other plant pests. Dr. Johnson is a Past President and Fellow of the North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS). He has won Outstanding Extension Specialist Awards from Purdue University, CropLife America, and the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). He has published over 120 peer reviewed manuscripts and over 100 extension publications. He has trained 28 graduate students and currently has an additional 6 students currently working on MS or Ph.D. degrees in Weed Science.