The Organic Center is hosting a Virtual Field Day on Integrating Livestock in Organic Crops and Its Impacts on Food Safety and Soil Health.
When: July 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. ET.
Researchers will present their findings on the impact that cover-crop grazing has on food safety and soil health for fresh spinach and cucumbers in organic systems.
The webinar is free.
Gain a better understanding of how grazing of cover crops in fresh vegetable production systems can be implemented in 3 different climates (humid coastal, humid continental, and semi-arid). Speakers will showcase videos and images of cover crops, fencing and grazing, soil sampling, seeding, and harvesting vegetables in different climates. When you register, let the presenters know of any questions you have for the Q&A portion.
-Sejin Cheong, PhD student Epidemiology | UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
-Emily E. Evans, Researcher 3 | University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
-Amélie Gaudin, PhD, Associate Professor of Agroecology | UC Davis, Department of Plant Sciences
-Alda Pires, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM, Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension | UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
-Sequoia Williams, PhD student Soils and Biogeochemistry | UC Davis, Gaudin Lab
-Amber Sciligo, PhD, Director of Science Programs | The Organic Center (facilitator)
This work was completed through funds from a USDA -ARS grant in collaboration with The Organic Center, University of California, University of Minnesota, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and USDA-ARS.
The Organic Center webinars are open to all and are recorded. Register to gain access to the recording when made available on demand.