Feb 19, 2021
“Using Cover Crops as an IPM Tool for Managing Hard-to-Control Weeds” with Dr. Christopher Proctor.
Cover crops are crops grown between cash crops like corn, wheat, and soybean that provide valuable ecosystem services—or ecosystem benefits—to the surrounding crops and soils. With the rise of herbicide resistant weeds, however, cover crops are also finding new uses in the field of weed suppression. Dr. Chris Proctor joins us this episode to discuss cover crops’ roles in weed suppression and how these valuable crops tie in with the larger picture of integrated pest management (IPM).
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American Society of Agronomy and Certified Crop Advisor Program IPM Webinars: https://www.agronomy.org/education/online-courses/kellogg
Certified Crop Adviser Program IPM classes: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/education/classroom/classes/by-category#category7
CropWatch Cover Crop articles: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/cover-crops
Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC). Their goal is to facilitate widespread adoption of cover crops throughout the Midwest, to improve ecological, economic, and social sustainability: https://mccc.msu.edu/
SARE Cover Crops: https://www.sare.org/resources/cover-crops/
International Herbicide-Resistant Weed Database: http://weedscience.org/Home.aspx
Herbicide-resistant Weeds Threaten Soil Conservation Gains: Finding a Balance for Soil and Farm Sustainability: https://www.cast-science.org/publication/herbicide-resistant-weeds-threaten-soil-conservation-gains-finding-a-balance-for-soil-and-farm-sustainability/
Cover Crops and Ecosystem Services: Insights from Studies in Temperate Soils: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.bing.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1835&context=agronomyfacpub
Cover crops and weed suppression in the U.S. Midwest: A meta‐analysis and modeling study: https://doi.org/10.1002/ael2.20022
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