Sustainable Cropping Systems Researchers Share Their Findings During Interactive Symposium
May 26, 2015
Does “the more the merrier” apply to cover crops? What strategies work well for reducing tillage in organic grain systems? How does shrub willow perform as a biofuel crop? These were some of the questions addressed on March 27, 2015, during the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Cropping Systems Symposium, an event designed to provide scientists from several sustainable cropping systems research projects an opportunity to share their findings and plan collaborative activities.
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.