Cover Crops in Your Rotation


Workshop audio recording from the 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Erin Silva
Friday Session I

Organic farming systems love cover crops! Cover crops suppress weeds, attract pollinators and beneficial insects, build soil organic matter, and improve soil health. Learn how to include a wide variety of cover crops and cover crop mixtures in your row crop and vegetable rotations. We’ll cover techniques such as interseeding into established row crops and vegetables, using cover crops as living and killed mulches, and planting alley ways and insect habitats.

Erin Silva works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison on research and extension focused on developing and improving ecologically-based management strategies for organic vegetable and row crops, including the selection of vegetable varieties with superior performance under organic management.