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

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Division: ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems

Title: Symposium--Cover Crops and Forage Utilization in Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems II

Organizers: Johnathon D. Holman , Patrick M. Carr and John A. Guretzky
Lead Community Sponsor: Semi-arid Dryland Cropping Systems Community
Cosponsor: C06 Forage and Grazinglands, C03 Crop Ecology, Management and Quality
Community Cosponsor: Cover Crop Management Community
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Cover crop, Crop rotation, Forage and Livestock

Session Description: A resurgence of integrating livestock and annual forages into traditional cropping systems is occurring in semi-arid regions. The reasons for this are varied, but include economic, soil, crop, and societal dynamics. In this symposium, speakers will discuss the advantages and challenges of combining grain, forages, and/or cover crops with livestock into integrated systems to improve resiliency of crop production