Using Cover Crop Mixtures Webinar on October 14, 2014
About the Presenters
- Jason Kaye, Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, Penn State University. Jason Kaye is the project director of the Cover Crop Cocktails project at Penn State. He leads measurements of soil organic matter quality, soil erosion, and nutrient cycling at the PSU and on-farm sites.
- Dave Mortensen, Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology, Penn State University. Dave Mortensen works in applied plant ecology and ecologically-based pest management to improve the sustainability of land resource management. He is a co-PI of the Cover Crop Cocktails project and leads evaluations of weed suppression.
- Charlie White, Extension Associate, Sustainable Agriculture, Penn State University. Charlie White’s extension and research work focuses on improving soil health, managing nutrient cycling, and monitoring agroecosystem functioning.
- Mitch Hunter, PhD Candidate, Agronomy, Penn State University. Mitch Hunter is investigating how diverse cover cropping can contribute to ecological weed management and drought resilience in annual cropping systems.
- Jermaine Hinds, PhD Candidate, Entomology, Penn State University. Jermaine Hinds discovered his interest in entomology during his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College park where he studied the influence of cover crops on pest insects. At Penn State, he continues by investigating the role that cover crops and non-crop resources have on impacting beneficial insects on farm.
- Jim LaChance, Project Coordinator, Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University. Jim manages the project’s farm operations and coordinates field sampling across the CCC project team.
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