Feb. 5 Cover Crop Seminar Available at UNL or On-Line

Feb. 5 Cover Crop Seminar Available at UNL or On-Line February 4, 2016

Cover crops and their effect on soil ecosystems will be the topic of a Friday afternoon seminar hosted by the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.  Humberto Blanco, associate professor for soil management and applied soil physics, will be presenting information from his research on cover crops and a review of current research by other universities.

Attend the Feb. 5 seminar in person in 150 Keim Hall on UNL’s East Campus or online via Connect at bit.ly/1FSnb25 Refreshments will be available at 3 p.m., followed by the presentation at 3:30 p.m.  

In October 2015 a related article by Blanco and other UNL agronomists was published in the Agronomy Journal: Cover Crops and Ecosystem Services: Insights from Studies in Temperate Climates. Co-authors were: Tim Shaver, John Lindquist, Charles Shapiro, Roger Elmore, Charles Francis and Gary Hergert.

The is one in a series of Friday afternoon seminars being hosted by the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

 Other speakers in February include:

  •  Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m. – Internationalizing the Land-Grant Mission – Opportunities and Challenges with Josh Davis, IANR Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement
  • Feb. 19, 1:30 p.m. – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Agriculture: State of the Art with Ignacio Ciampitti, assistant professor, crop production and cropping systems specialist, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University
  • Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m. – Social Media: A Revolution in Modern Agricultural Communication with Ignacio Ciampitti, KSU
  • Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. – Buffalograss – Native with Unique Challenges with Keenan Amundsen, assistant professor, turfgrass genetics, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, UNL

 All seminars are held in 150 Keim Hall, UNL East Campus.

See full schedule of Spring 2016 Agronomy/Horticulture Seminar Speakers.
See CropWatch Cover Crops for additional related articles.