2023 CCSI-SARE Fundamentals of Soil Health
April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration is required by March 27.
This train-the-trainer event provides a foundation for understanding how cover crops and no-till systems may be incorporated into Midwestern cropping management, along with impacts on soil health.
Time & Location
Tuesdays in April 2023
Apr 4,18,25=Virtual; Apr 11=In-person
About the Event
***TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICAT OF COMPLETION FOR THIS TRAINING, ALL 4 SESSIONS (3 VIRTUAL and 1 IN-PERSON) ARE REQUIRED.***
***Registration required by March 27 to allow adequate time for registrants to receive a Cover Crop field guide by mail***
This train-the-trainer event provides a foundation for understanding how cover crops may be incorporated into Midwestern cropping systems, including considerations for changes in nutrient and pest management; as well as understanding cropping systems that can lead to improved soil health. Target audience for this training includes Indiana Conservation Partnership (Indiana NRCS, Purdue Extension, Indiana SWCD, ISDA, IDEM, IDNR, SSCB, Indiana FSA) staff, farmer-mentors, agronomists, and other ag professionals who have not attended Advanced Cover Crops Trainings.
Watch for additional information as individual session content is updated.
- Session 1 – Virtual: Tuesday, April 4 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
- Optional In-Person: Tuesday, April 11 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern, West Lafayette
- Session 2 – Virtual: Tuesday, April 18 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
- Session 3 – Virtual: Tuesday, April 25 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
- Cover crops – Benefits, selection, and basic identification. Seeding and termination basics. Available resources.
- No-till – Equipment basics, adaptive systems management.
- Insect pests and beneficial – impacts of soil health systems, pest management considerations.
- Weed management – basic weed management considerations, impacts of herbicide carry over on cover crop establishment.