Converting CRP Land to Organic Production


Workshop audio recordings from the 2014 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Bob Yanda, President, Midwestern BioAg of Iowa
Friday II – 2 p.m.
There are many opportunities available for crop production in organics. CRP land is one option but it can have challenges. What inputs are necessary to get a great crop? How do you get the soil ready? What about all that residue? How do you avoid train wrecks with weeds or poor production? How do you make sure you are set for long term sustainable production? This workshop will discuss possible starts, tillage options, mineral balancing, soil corrections, cover crops, residue management, and possible rotations. Bob Yanda has helped many farmers and landowners convert fallow land to organic production, and will share his own approach, and practices of others that have been successful.