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Cover Crops for Soil Health and Insect Life

Mike Bredeson of the Ecdysis Foundation will share how using cover crops to increase plant diversity within cropland, particularly corn, results in a completely changed and much more diverse insect community. The paraphrase is true – if you plant them (cover crops), insects will come. You will also learn how you must consider the impact of neonicitinoid insecticides in your own regenerative farming system as they will make their way into beneficial insect communities from outside your land in a variety of ways. Bredeson will give considerable attention to the many benefits of using multiple species of cover crops as well.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars on farming and insect life. It is vital for the future of life on this planet that we find ways to produce food while also enabling insects, birds, fish and other life to prosper. Food produced in ways that benefit the life around us, including soil life, tend to give us healthier food and more profitable farms.

This webinar is also part of a larger set of educational offerings being provided with special attention for farmland owners, both public and private. We believe that farmland ownership bring stewardship responsibility and also the opportunity to be part of the movement to create a form of agriculture that is better for the land, the health of families, communities, and farmers.

QUESTIONS? Please contact:

Nathan Aaberg (Liberty Prairie Foundation) – nathan@libertyprairie.org or 847-507-5989

  • Event Date & Time

    July 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0

  • Event Location

    Basic Illinois Location (Online)
  • Cost