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Cover Crops: What They Are and Some Challenges and Practical Solutions for Watershed Managers

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Aired: December 3, 2014 from noon to 1pm Eastern

Cover crops continue to grow in popularity as a conservation practice in our watersheds. Join us to learn what cover crops are, their potential benefits and challenges and some successful solutions for cover crop education in your watershed.


Eileen Kladivko





Dan Perkins


Meet the Presenters:

Eileen Kladivko, Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

Dr. Kladivko is Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University, where she teaches and does research in soil physics, soil biology, and soil management. Her overall research focus has been to identify soil management systems that improve environmental quality and promote agricultural sustainability. Specific research areas have included tile drainage and water quality; the interactions of earthworms, soil management, and soil physical properties; conservation tillage and cover crops for soil quality improvement; and preferential flow of chemicals through soils. 


Dan Perkins, Watershed & Conservation Programs Specialist, Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District

Dan Perkins is the Watershed and Conservation Program Specialist with the Jasper County SWCD.  Dan is a Certified Crop Advisor, Licensed Well Driller and is known as the “Cover Crop Guy” in NW Indiana.  From developing watershed plans, writing grants, county wide-surface and ground water monitoring, and promoting conservation and soil health systems to local farmers, Dan is excited to see water quality improvements at the watershed scale.



Presentation slides (in pdf): Kladivko, Perkins

Resources: Northwest Indiana Winter 2014 Cover Crop Report

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