Financial aspects of cover crops is topic of upcoming online program

The March 11, 2019, Field Crops Webinar will feature Kim Cassida addressing cover crop profitability.

Crimson clover
Photo by Kim Cassida, MSU

Join Michigan State University Extension’s Field Crops Webinar – Cover Crop Profitability on March 11, 2019, from 7-8 p.m. to get a look at cover crop use on your farm from a financial standpoint. As a participant, you will be able to ask MSU’s Kim Cassida questions through the chat box from your computer.

Topics Cassida will address include:

  • The pros and cons of using cover crops from a financial point of view.
  • The value of soil improvement.
  • The value of water.
  • The value of nitrogen fixation.
  • The value of cover crops as forage.

Growers, consultants and agribusiness professionals are invited to participate in the 2019 MSU Extension Field Crops Webinars, a series of seven online programs addressing field crop production and pest management. The webinars run every Monday evening between Feb. 18 and April 1, starting at 7 p.m. EST. Participants will learn how to enhance their crop production systems in the coming season and have an opportunity to ask questions of MSU agriculture experts. These live webinar programs will be recorded and can also be viewed independently online at participant’s convenience. Registration is $20 for the full series of seven webinars or $5 per individual webinar session.

One MDARD pesticide recertification (RUP) credit will be available through each live event for application to one of the following categories: Private/Commercial Core or Field Crops.

To find out more or to register for the webinar series, visit 2019 MSU Extension Field Crops Webinars. For more information, contact Eric Anderson at 269-467-5510 or Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling the St. Joseph County Extension Office at 269-467-5511.

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