Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

LC Logo Iowa Learning Farms August Webinar: Cover Crops with Vegetable Production

Date: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Start: 11:30 am End: 12:15 pm

Location: Online webinar

Contact: Carol Brown, Iowa Learning Farms communications, (515) 294-8912, cbrown1@iastate.edu


This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Ajay Nair from the ISU Horticulture Department. He will discuss the use of cover crops in conjunction with vegetable production.

Nair is an assistant professor, working in the area of sustainable vegetable production, specifically cover cropping, nutrient management, soil amendments and health, and season extension strategies in vegetable production. He also has an interest in local food production and works on production aspects and techniques needed to meet the rising demand locally grown produce. The Leopold Center has supported the first three years of his research program.

The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars are held over the noon hour through Adobe Connect. All that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.

Related information

News release [ILF website]

View other ILF webinars  [ILF website]

The webinar archives are also available in podcast through iTunes.

About ILF: Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable.

Partners are the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319), Conserva­tion Districts of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Water Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa.