Reduce Your Risk of Yield Impact and Disease When Using Cover Crops


Mark your calendars! Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how producers can reduce yield impact and disease risks when using cover crops on Wednesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m.

RobertsonDespite the many documented benefits of cover crops, some farmers are hesitant to add cover crops to their operations due to perceived risks of yield impact and increased disease. Dr. Alison Robertson, Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and Extension Field Crops Pathologist at Iowa State University, will discuss best management practices that can help farmers avoid reduced stands and lower yields. She will also explain how a cover crop may act as a green bridge for oomycete pathogens, thereby creating an increased risk of seedling disease in corn without proper management.

DATE: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Log on as a guest shortly before 1:00 p.m.:

More information about this webinar is available at our website. If you can’t watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available on our website:


Julie Winter