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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).

Tune in to learn:

  • The relationship between tillage, herbicide resistant weeds, and cover crops
  • How timing planting date and location can affect cover crop efficacy
  • Success stories for cover crops and IPM
  • Future research areas for cover crops and IPM

If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/crso.20100 

It will be freely available from March 17 to March 31, 2021.

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If you would like to reach out to Chris, you can find him here:
caproctor@unl.edu
https://twitter.com/unlweedsci
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/author/chris-proctor-weed-management-extension-educator-0

Resources

CEU Quiz: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/education/classroom/classes/948

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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