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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

363 Economics of Cover Crops and Impact on Crop Productivity

Oral Session
ASA Section: Land Management and Conservation
Presentations in this session focus on the costs and benefits of including cover crops in cropping systems, including in terms of both cash and ecosystem services.

Approved for CM 2.5 CEUs


Cover Crop Management Community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 18

Clain A. Jones and Jay Norton
Clain A. Jones
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:35 AM
The Cover Crop Nitrogen Availability Calculator – Research and on-Farm Validation.
Julia W. Gaskin, University of Georgia-Athens; Miguel L. Cabrera, University of Georgia-Athens; David E. Kissel, University of Georgia; Leticia S. Sonon, University of Georgia-Athens; Uttam K. Saha, University of Georgia-Athens
9:50 AM
Hairy Vetch Biomass across the Eastern United States: Effects of Latitude, Seeding Rate and Date, and Termination Timing.
Steven B Mirsky, USDA-ARS; Victoria J. Ackroyd, USDA-ARS; Stephane Cordeau, INRA; William S. Curran, Pennsylvania State University; Masoud Hashemi, University of Massachusetts Amherst; S Chris Reberg-Horton, North Carolina State University; Matthew Ryan, Cornell University; John Spargo, Ag Analytical Services Lab
10:05 AM
Economic Viability of Cover Crops in Semi-Arid Rainfed Cotton Systems.
Paul B. DeLaune, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Seong Park, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Partson Mubvumba, Texas Agrilife Research-Vernon
10:20 AM
Integrating and Managing Oilseed Cash Cover Crops in a Corn and Soybean Rotation System.
Swetabh Patel, Iowa State University; Andrew W. Lenssen, Iowa State University; Kenneth J. Moore, Iowa State University; Marisol T. Berti, North Dakota State University; Russell W. Gesch, USDA-ARS; Heather L Dose, USDA-ARS
10:35 AM
Oilseed Cash Cover Crops Enhancing Productivity and Profit in Corn-Soybean Rotations.
Cody Hoerning, University of Minnesota; Donald L. Wyse, University of Minnesota; M. Scott Wells, University of Minnesota; Russell W. Gesch, USDA-ARS; Frank Forcella, USDA-ARS
10:50 AM
A Cost Analysis Approach to Valuing Cover Crop Environmental and Nitrogen Cycling Benefits: A Central Illinois on Farm Case Study.
Richard T. Roth, Purdue University; Shalamar D. Armstrong, Purdue University; Michael D. Ruffatti, Illinois State University
11:05 AM
11:15 AM
Improving the Productive Capacity of Claypan Soils By Targeting Soil Health.
Gretchen F. Sassenrath, Kansas State University; Jaymelynn Farney, Kansas State University
11:30 AM
Net Revenue of Pea Cover Crop – Wheat Compared to Fallow-, Pea Grain- and Wheat-Wheat Systems across Time and Space.
Perry R Miller, Montana State University; Clain A. Jones, Montana State University; Anton Bekkerman, Montana State University
11:45 AM
Short-Term Economics of Late-Seeded Cover Crops in a Semi-Arid Environment.
David W. Archer, USDA-ARS; Mark A. Liebig, USDA-ARS; John Hendrickson, USDA-ARS; Donald Tanaka, North Dakota State University, Williston Research Extension Center; Marty R. Schmer, USDA-ARS; Kristine A. Nichols, Rodale Institute
12:00 PM