Cover Crop Selection Webinar by Jude Maul, USDA-ARS

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About the Webinar
Cover crops can play a role in farming operations in many different ways but the choice of cover crop and means of management can determine the difference between success and failure. This Webinar, presented by Jude Maul of the USDA-ARS, will give an overview of the major cover crops available to farmers in the US, the functions many of these cover crops can perform and information about managing the cover crops in organic farming operations.

About Jude Maul
Dr. Jude Maul is a Research Ecologist in the Sustainable Agriculture Systems Laboratory at the USDA-ARS research center in Beltsville Maryland. He conducts research on nutrient cycling, plant physiology, cover crop decomposition and soil ecology in the context of sustainable crop and vegetable systems.

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Published April 13, 2010

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