More Cover Crop Questions And Answers

More Cover Crop Questions And Answers

Cover crops are one of several hot topics covered in the fall 2014 issue of the Leopold Letter.

The Fall 2014 edition of the quarterly "Leopold Letter" is now online. It's filled with helpful information about agriculture and the environment, published by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Highlights in this issue of the "Leopold Letter" include information about cover crops. Cover crops have been a topic of keen interest by farmers, agronomists and others this year -- more and more producers are trying them and seeking more information about them. The Leopold Center has long invested in cover crops research, with five current projects seeking to fill in the knowledge gaps.

ALL THINGS COVER: Cover crops have been the watch word this year; more producers are trying them and seeking more information about them. The Leopold Center at ISU has long invested in cover crops research, with five current projects seeking to fill in the knowledge gaps.

Also in this newsletter, read how sometimes trying new things requires a little boost, as Leopold Center director Mark Rasmussen admits. And read what Leopold Center Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann has to say. He asks whether optimization is the answer or a flawed reaction to our current challenges with ag and the environment.

OTHER FEATURES:  Meet the 2014 Spencer Award winners: two people who are leaders in their community, take in the many activities of our local food team, learn how a Leopold Center project helped Iowa prepare for Emerald Ash Borer, and what really shaped Aldo Leopold and the land ethic. To read the articles, go to the Fall index or follow the links below.

Leopold Center research helps answer producers' cover crop questions

Horticulture prof explores cover crops for vegetable production

DIRECTOR: Voluntary compulsion: Behavior for our times

KIRSCHENMANN: Is optimization the answer?

Spencer Award winners lead in sustainability

This team's assignment: Help improve Iowa's local food system

Leopold Center project helps Iowa prepare for ash tree pest

Aldo Leopold's land ethic rooted in Burlington

New staff support marketing and communications

NEWS & NOTES: Organic findings, RFP update, sharing machinery, Gerrish on grazing, Market Maker goes national

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS:  Agroforestry economics, sustainable film and more

Download a printable copy here.

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