Webinars we have completed

Apr 24, 2018

Manure Management and Cover Crops

Maximizing the value of manure with prudent cover crop tactics. Should you plant cover crops first or spread manure?

Apr 17, 2018

Cover Crop Management Ideas for a Cold Wet Late Spring

What are the compromises that need to be decided when you don't have the cover crop growth you expected in the spring?

Apr 10, 2018

Tips for Successfully Using Cover Crops in Heavy Clay Soils

Cover crop species that are best for heavy clay soils as well as a few strategies that will set you up for success when managing heavy clay soils

Apr 03, 2018

Making Cover Crops Work in Areas with Less Than 20" of Rainfall.

Real examples of farmers from dryland areas that are using cover crops. And I introduce you to a farmer who proclaimed he has the lowest annual rainfall (no irrigation) of any farmer in the world who plants cover crops!

Mar 27, 2018

Cover Crop Lessons Learned from my Trip to Belgium and Romania

What are Belgium farmers planting with their cash crop of oilseed rape for weed control and nutrients? How are Romanian farmers dealing with a Government mandate to grow cover crops on a certain percentage of their acres?

Mar 09, 2018

5 Mindsets Successful Cover Croppers have in Common

What is behind those who are successful in cover cropping. ALOT has to do with mindset. What are these mindsets so you can join the list of successful cover croppers?

Mar 06, 2018

What are the Best Options for Spring Planted Cover Crops

When you have opportunity to plant cover crops in the spring, which 2 species are the best to use? Also, how to plant earlier than you think is possible!

Feb 27, 2018

Understanding C N Ratios and Cover Crops

This topic is more scientific but none the less important to know if you want to maximize the benefits that cover crops have to offer.

Feb 20, 2018

Can Cover Crops Plug Tile Lines

We've all heard reports of cover crops plugging tile lines. But what is the real culprit? How do you limit this issue and still get all the benefits of cover crops?

Feb 13, 2018

How YOU can Effectively Promote Cover Crops

Cover Crop stories are in almost every ag magazine we get. But how can you do your part and share with your neighbors or those you influence about how to effectively use cover crops?

Feb 06, 2018

Can Cover Crops Reduce Nitrates in Tile Lines?

Nitrates are an escape artist and are easily lost through tile lines. How do you mitigate that problem with strategic cover crop use?

Jan 30, 2018

The Worst Cover Crop Mistakes I Ever Made

They say if you never make a mistake you are not trying hard enough. Apparently I qualify for trying hard enough as I've made plenty. I'll share some of those mistakes so you don't make them!

Jan 18, 2018

5 Little Known Cover Crop Species that Should be Mainstream

There are valid reasons why some very good cover crops are not mainstream. What will it take to make that happen? What are some cover crops you man have never heard of that you should try?

Jan 09, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Plan 12 Months in Advance for Cover Crops

Just as we plan ahead for our cash crops, the degree of cover crop success can be directly related to how well we plan ahead. What should you be thinking about a year in advance to reap those benefits?

Dec 19, 2017

Top 10 Cover Crop Stories in 2017/What You Can Expect for 2018

2017 was a year of significant cover crop milestones. What can we look forward to for the upcoming year that builds on that foundation?

Dec 12, 2017

Planting Cover Crops in December - Are you Crazy?

Cover cropping opportunities may be more than you think! Which cover crops can be planted in December with a high degree of success? How can you use slightly frozen ground to your advantage?

Dec 05, 2017

5 Money Making Ideas when Planting Cover Crops

So, exactly how do you make cover crops pay? There are a few ideas that are sure to build a foundation for economic benefits they have to offer

Nov 28, 2017

What you need to know to Manage Herbicides when Planting Cover Crops

Herbicides can be tricky to work around when cover crops are included in the rotation. What do you need to know in order to limit the effectiveness of cover crops?

Nov 21, 2017

Cover Crop Lessons Learned in Hungary

I was asked to speak at the first ever Soil Health Conf in Hungary. The concept of cover crops is new but some innovative farmers are seeing some quick results that are influencing others around them!

Nov 14, 2017

Organic Row Crops and Cover Crops

Organic farmers have long used cover crops, but are somewhat limited due to the significant use of tillage. What are some opportunities that can be used to increase their use?

Nov 07, 2017

What I've Learned after 22 years of No-Tilling and Using Cover Crops in Pumpkins and Squash

Of all the veggie crops, pumpkins and squash may be the easiest to no-till into cover crop. Growing cleaner pumpkins has been a compelling reason to do this and is why 75% of the pumpkins in my area are no-tilled!

Oct 31, 2017

Strategic Strip Tilling with Cover Crops

How can strip tillers effectively use cover crops? How to use precision planters to cut seed costs and increase accuracy in seed placement to accommodate strips

Oct 24, 2017

Understanding Allelopathy of Cereal Rye when Planting Corn

Allelopathy is often misdiagnosed. This webinar will teach you how to avoid it.

Oct 24, 2017

Copy Of -Understanding Allelopathy of Cereal Rye when Planting Corn

Allelopathy is often misdiagnosed. This webinar will teach you how to avoid it.

Oct 17, 2017

Cover Crop Planting Dates Revisited

Most recommended cover crop planting dates are decades old and do not account for modern farming practices. The planting window can be widened if you know what you are doing

Oct 10, 2017

Winter Hardiness of Cover Crops- How is it rated?

Winter Hardiness is a very important aspect of managing cover crops. How is it rated and what does it mean? 2 primary measurements you need to know

Oct 03, 2017

Cover Crop Lessons Learned in France - Plot Design, Slugs, Equipment

I found a new style of seeding equipment during my speaking trip to France. How are French farmers dealing with those pesky slugs?

Sep 26, 2017

Planting Radish with Cash Grain Wheat for Higher Yields

Mixing radish seed with cash grain wheat has led to yield increases of 1 to 12 bushels per acre. How does this work?

Sep 19, 2017

Cover Crop Lessons Learned in France

What was the most popular cover crops in France? How are cover crops being used as a companion for cash crops?

Sep 12, 2017

Interseeding Covers into Knee High Corn, Guest Speaker Dan Towery (recorded on 09/12/2017)

Mid-western perspective on interseeding cover crops. What are the latest strategies that seem to be working?

Sep 05, 2017

Farmer Meets Fisherman- My visit to the Chesapeake Bay- Are We Making Progress?

Have we made a difference in the last 3 decades for trying to "Save the Bay"? Well, I went to the fishermen to find out for myself!

Aug 29, 2017

Visiting the Magical Underground World of Mycorrhizi

The science behind why cover crops can improve soil health. Do you know what mycorrhizae does?

Aug 22, 2017

How to Grow Your Own Cover Crop Seed- Legally!

Want to jump on the cover crop seed bandwagon? Before you do, here's some things to know so the local seed police don't surprise you!

Aug 15, 2017

Climate Change and Cover Crops-What is the Cover Crop Coach's Perspective?

The Cover Crop Coach takes on the controversial topic of climate change

Aug 08, 2017

Nutrient Management with Cover Crops- How Much Fertilizer Can I Reduce?

Nutrient management can be tricky. How can you determine how much fertilizer you can reduce? What are some tips in order to achieve less input success?

Aug 01, 2017

Cover Crop Research Done Right- What I've learned after 22 years

I've done thousands of cover crop research plots over the past 2 decades. Learn how to do it right and how to ask the right questions of others research.

Jul 25, 2017

Step by Step Drill and Planter Calibration for Cover Crops

It can be confusing to figure out how to set a drill for a cover crop that is not listed on the drill seeding rate chart. And how do you know what setting to use for a 12 way mix?

Jul 18, 2017

5 Reasons for Using Precision Planters to Plant Cover Crops

Why not use your corn or soybean planter a few more days of the year. This webinar tells you how...

Jul 11, 2017

Using Cover Crops in a Tillage System

It's a bit more challenging to fit cover crops into a tillage system but there are opportunities if you create them

Jul 05, 2017

Prevent Planting Opportunities for Cover Crops

Unfortunately there are some years when some fields just don't get planted into a cash crop. BUT, this opens up the opportunity to plant a wide range of species of cover crops!

Jun 27, 2017

Cover Crop Options for Planting after Wheat Harvest

After wheat harvest is a golden opportunity to plant dozens of different species of cover crops. Which ones are best suited for this planting window?

Jun 20, 2017

Using Cover Crops as Pollinators and Attracting Beneficial Insects

It may seem a waste to plant some of your land in a non-cash crop- like species whose sole purpose is to attract beneficial insects. But there are plenty of reasons why this is a good practice

Jun 13, 2017

Using Cover Crops to Manage Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Having problems with herbicide resistant weeds? Cover Crops are becoming a tool to help manage them

Jun 06, 2017

Managing Those Pesky Slugs

Slugs thrive when conditions are cool and wet in the spring. Emerging evidence shows that planting green and eliminating seed treatments may be able to keep slugs at bay!

May 30, 2017

Interseeding Covers into Knee High Corn

Find out where interseeding cover crops is working the best. What Herbicides do you need to use so as not to affect the cover crops?

May 23, 2017

Precision Cover Crop Planting and Interseeding

Why not use a precision planter to interseed cover crops? Lots of thought provoking ideas in this webinar

May 16, 2017

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Planting Corn into Green Cereal Rye

Planting Green is growing rapidly across the country. But planting corn into a green cover is not for the faint of heart!

May 09, 2017

Cover Crop Lessons Learned in Bulgaria

This overview of my trip to Bulgaria will highlight some innovative cover crop seeding equipment and how large scale farms are now using cover crops

May 04, 2017

7 Proven Strategies I've Learned after 21 Years of Rolling/Crimping Cover Crops PART 2

Part 2 focuses more on the timing of termination and the amount of weed suppression you can expect when rolling cover crops

Apr 25, 2017

Cover Crop Grazing

Grazing and Cover Crops are a 1-2 punch. Actually the best bang for your buck if you want to make cover crops pay!

Apr 18, 2017

7 Proven Strategies I've Learned after 21 Years of Rolling/Crimping Cover Crops PART 1

I made the first cover crop roller in the U.S. and have tried all kinds of management techniques in useing this method to terminate cover crops.

Apr 11, 2017

Cover Crops and Slugs

Slugs indeed are a challenge. But there is emerging evidence that supports several management tools to reduce their impact.

Apr 04, 2017

How Much Fertilizer can I save using Cover Crops?

You need to earn the right to reduce fertilizer when using cover crops. This webinar give practical advise on how to do that.

Mar 29, 2017

Controlling Annual Ryegrass

"When the first node forms on the stem, you need to look ahead at the weather and pick the day you plan on controlling your Annual Ryegrass"

Mar 21, 2017

Interseeding Covers into Knee High Corn

Learn where and when this practice is successful. Which species are best? Why type of equipment will in need?

Mar 14, 2017