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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

November 22, 2016

Great Plains Grazing Offers Webinar on Multi-species Cover Crop Mixtures

Submitted by Amber Campbell

Cathryn Davis conducting research on cover crops.

Cover crops offer potential benefits for improving soil health, but establishment and management costs can be expensive. Utilizing cover crops as supplemental forage can be a great approach to recovering those costs and benefits producers by integrating crop and animal production.

Cathryn Davis conducted her masters research in Agronomy at Kansas State University as part of the Great Plains Grazing team. She will present “Multi-Species Cover Crop Mixtures: Forage Quantity, Quality, and Cost Benefit Analysis,” a free webinar at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The webinar is open to anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the costs and benefits of potential cover crop mixtures within a forage system.

Webinar participants can expect to learn:

  • Information about the quantity and quality of biomass grown in a two-year experiment.
  • Partial-budget economic comparisons between the different cover crop species.

Originally from northeastern Missouri, Ms. Davis completed a B.S. degree in Agronomy and Animal Science in 2014 at the College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. She has completed the requirements for her M.S. degree in Agronomy at Kansas State University under the supervision of Dr. DeAnn Presley. Ms. Davis will graduate in December 2016 and hopes to find a position working with sustainable agricultural producers, and enjoys working in systems that integrate crops and livestock.

To register for the webinar: https://ksu.zoom.us/meeting/register/199b2ceef3e57812d746f627e8486654.

Great Plains Grazing is made possible by a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Coordinated Agricultural Project (USDA-AFRI-CAP) grant. Its webinar series aims to provide research-based information, and is targeted for producers and extension agents. Previous webinars are archived and available for viewing on the Great Plains Grazing website at www.greatplainsgrazing.org.