CCC Research Team Leads eOrganics Webinar
December 16, 2014
- Members of the CCC research team led a Fall 2014 eOrganics webinar: Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm. Follow this link to view the webinar and to read a brief summary of what was covered.
Organic Farmer Panel Shares Results from On-Farm Cover Crop Research
February 10, 2014
- Three organic field crop farmers presented a panel discussion at the 2014 PASA Conference to share their experiences using diverse cover crop mixtures. The three farmers, Wade Esbenshade, Bucky Ziegler and Dan DeTurk, have been collaborating with Penn State Extension to conduct on-farm research measuring the ecosystem functions provided by cover crops in organic systems.
Observations from the Cocktails & Crimpers Field Day
February 27, 2013
- Participants in the field day discovered that cover crop mixtures and reduced tillage practices increase and balance the ecosystem services provided by cover crops.
Penn State receives $2.3 million organic agriculture research grant
November 1, 2011
- UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a $2.3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate how certain cover crops and rotations can improve production of organic commodities. The study's goal is to determine whether diverse cover crop mixtures -- as opposed to a single-species cover cropping -- can enhance ecosystem functions in a corn-soybean-wheat cash crop rotation that produces organic feed and forage, according to project leader Jason Kaye, associate professor of soil biogeochemistry.