Talk on Perennial Grains, Cover Crops Will Kick Off Sustainable Cropping Systems Symposium
March 5, 2015
Sieglinde Snapp, a professor of soils and cropping systems ecology and associate director of the Center for Global Change at Michigan State University, will present a talk on March 27 titled "Cover Crops and Perennial Grains for Future Cropping Systems." Her talk, which will take place at 12:20 p.m. in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, is part of the 2015 Sustainable Ag Seminar Series organized by the Sustainable Ag Working Group in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The lecture also will serve as the keynote address for the 5th Annual Sustainable Cropping Systems Symposium, a forum for members of the Penn State community involved in sustainable cropping systems research to share research results and plan collaborative activities.
New Crop Production Guide Aimed at Helping Farmers Tap Growing Organic Markets
March 3, 2015
If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to provide the research-based information you need to be successful.
Mortensen Honored with PASA’s Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Award
March 2, 2015
On February 8, Professor of Weed Ecology David Mortensen was awarded the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). Presented as part of the PASAbilities Award Series at PASA’s 24th annual Farming for the Future conference, the award recognizes Mortensen for his research, teaching and leadership in the sustainable agriculture field.