Cover Crop Workshop

There are many benefits of using cover crops to improve your cropping system. Farmers use them to cover and hold soil, to build soil organic matter, to conserve soil moisture and protect water quality, and to cut fertilizer costs. Check out the latest science and learn how other farmers are making cover crops work for them.

Join us at this workshop to learn what cover cropping can do for your farm.

Date: November 13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: MNP Hall A & B, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB

Cost: $75/person or $120/two people from the same farm

Register here. 


Topics & Speakers: 

Benefits of Including Cover Crops in Your Rotation

Dr. Yvonne Lawley, Researcher at the University of Manitoba focusing on soybean and corn agronomy,  cover crops, and plant and soil interactions.

Cover Crop Agronomy – Seeding Rates, Establishment, Management & Termination

Lee Briese, M. Sc. Lee brings experience with several years as a crop consultant with Centrol, Inc., serving 46 growers with over 85,000 acres. His desire to continue to improve his value to clients, community and agriculture have led him to the Doctor of Plant Health program.

Managing Root Rot in Pulses and Cover Crop Considerations

Dr. Syama Chatterton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Scientist focused on plant pathology for pulse and special crops

Functional Uses of Cover Crops

Dr. Yvonne Lawley, University of Manitoba

Farmer Panel #1:

What problems are you trying to solve?
How do you use cover crops in your rotation?
How are you growing cover crops? (In the fall? In strips or whole field? In multi-species mixes?)

Farmer Panel #2:

Which cover crops are you using to build fertility?
Why have you chosen those crops?
Where do you put them in your rotation?
How do you use cover crops in your organic crop rotation?
How are you selecting the right cover crops for nitrogen fixing?

Event Contact: Dana Penrice
info@manitobaorganicalliance.com or (780) 914-6282