The U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center is hosting the upcoming webinar talk:
Cover crop variety performance: forage quality, yield, and winter survival
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
Lisa Kissing Kucek
Plant Research Geneticist
646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271
Selecting appropriate cover crop varieties can maximize benefits to growers and the environment. However, little is known about cover crop variety performance across the United States. At dozens of environments nationwide, we evaluated varieties of hairy vetch, crimson clover, and winter pea. Results show differences in variety performance for winter survival, forage quality, fall and spring vigor, biomass, and flowering time. Top-performing varieties differed by region and year. Varieties that excelled in warm winter conditions underperformed when exposed to cold winters.