Cropping System Solutions


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Friday I

Innovative farms and research farms in the Midwest are using a variety of cropping system strategies to improve nutrient availability and weed control, as well as crop and soil health in organic systems. We’ll look at these strategies, including crop and cover crop rotation/sequencing, cover crop interseeding, alternative row spacing (e.g., solar corridors), and rotational no-till.

Joel Gruver is an associate professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Western Illinois University, and the director of the WIU Organic Research Program, with research on cover crops, reduced tillage, and precision technologies in organic grain production.