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Upcoming eOrganic Webinars on Climate Change and Cover Crops

November 4, 2010

Throughout November and December, eOrganic, an organic agriculture resource with extensions around the country, will host several webinars on climate change and cover crops.  The upcoming free webinars include:

  • Impact of Organic Grain Farming Methods on Climate Change by Michel Cavigelli of the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab in Beltsville, Maryland. In this webinar, Dr. Cavigelli will discuss how agriculture contributes to climate change and how organic farming might be able to help mitigate these effects. He will use data from the Beltsville Farming Systems Project to illustrate these concepts. Join us on November 12 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific).
  • Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture: Where Does Organic Farming Fit? by Lynne Carpenter-Boggs and David Granatstein of Washington State University, and Dave Huggins of the USDA-ARS in Pullman, Washington. Agriculture can be both a source and a sink for greenhouse gases. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss these roles of agriculture, how management affects them, and ways in which organic farming systems in particular may influence greenhouse gases. November 15 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific).
  • Using cover crops to suppress weeds in Northeast US farming systems by Bill Curran and Matt Ryan of Penn State University. Cover crops provide important benefits to Northeast croplands, including soil and water conservation. Some growers are also finding that cover crops can help reduce weed problems. Which covers are most suitable and how should they be managed to enhance weed suppression? December 2 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific).

To register for a webinar, visit the schedule of upcoming webinars and click on the one you want to attend, and follow instructions to register.  eOrganic will post registration for more upcoming webinars in the next few weeks, so check back to register for any that interest you!

Categories: Conservation, Energy & Environment, Organic, Research, Education & Extension

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