The Role of Cover Crops in Organic Transition Strategies Webinar

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About the Webinar

The transition to organic certification can take different paths. In this webinar, the relative value and benefits of cover cropping during the transition to organic vegetable production will be discussed.

Slides from the webinar as a pdf handout available here.

Dr. Brian McSpadden Gardener works as plant pathologist and microbial ecologist at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, where he also directs the  the Organic Food Farming Education and Research program. His research focus on the influence of microorganisms on soil and plant health particularly in organic systems. Find his website at

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Published January 26, 2012

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.