The presenter will discuss optimizing and understanding the benefits of hairy vetch in organic production. The emphasis will be on the vegetable crop work of the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab in Beltsville, MD, but some information on roller-crimper management in grain crops will be included.
John Teasdale is a retired Plant Physiologist from the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab, Beltsville, MD, and currently conducts research as a Biological Sciences Collaborator with the same unit. His research has spanned many topics in sustainable agriculture including integrated weed management, cover crop management, and cropping system performance in long-term experiments.
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Air Date: February 28, 2012
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