87 Symposium--Cover Crop Breeding Efforts

Oral Session
ASA Section: Land Management & Conservation
Benefits associated with cover crops are numerous, but constraints, such as short growing seasons due to climate and associated cropping sequence, may not always allow benefits to be maximized across cropping systems with existing varieties.  Some breeding efforts are on-going to enhance various species, but critical needs should be identified to help guide future trait modifications across various species.  Invited speakers were chosen to provide a perspective on critical needs in cover crop systems, present an overview of current breeding programs, and identify areas where future breeding efforts can deliver the most impact across a range of cover crop species.

Approved for 3.0 CM CEUs.


Cover Crop Management Community

Monday, November 16, 2015: 12:55 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Minneapolis, Symphony Ballroom I

Kipling S. Balkcom and Steven B Mirsky
Steven B Mirsky
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:00 PM
Prospective for Breeding Cover Crop Cultivars.
Malay C. Saha, Noble Research Institute, LLC; Twain J. Butler, Noble Research Institute, LLC; Maria J. Monteros, Noble Research Institute, LLC; Michael A. Trammell, Noble Research Institute, LLC; Patricio Munoz, University of Florida
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Developing Improved Legume Cover Crops.
Gerald R. Smith, Texas Agrilife Research; Vanessa A. Corriher-Olsen, Texas A&M University; Heathcliffe Riday, USDA-ARS; Rebecca McGee, USDA/ARS
3:45 PM
4:15 PM
4:30 PM