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Benefits of Cover Crops in Furrows of Strawberries Webinar
September 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMFree
Cover crops planted in furrows between strawberry beds can decrease erosion and retain top soil for more sustainable long-term production. Furrow cover crops can also reduce weeds, increase infiltration to groundwater and help replenish our depleted aquifers. Additionally, they improve water quality by reducing runoff and helping prevent nutrients, sediment and pesticides from leaving the field. And furthermore, they may increase soil health by keeping living roots in the soil and cover on the ground. Learn about the factors to consider in choosing and managing cover crops in furrows between strawberry beds. Now is a good time to make planting decisions, before the winter storms arrive.
Also learn about programs that can help support the cost of cover crops, provided by the Resource Conservation District and NRCS.
Speakers: Eric Brennan – USDA, Laura Murphy – RCD, Pam Krone – CMSF, Roy Fuentes – Fuentes Berry Farms, Javier Zamora – JSM Organics