Performance of Organic Treatments in Long-Term Systems Trials: Organic Benefits and Challenges In the Face of Climate Change Webinar

Organic Agriculture October 09, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF


About the Webinar

Long term systems trials provide a wealth of data on the impacts of production management on crop performance and the agroecosystem. In this webinar, Dr. Erin Silva will discuss 20+ years of data from the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial, focusing on yield, economic, and soil quality data from the organic treatments. Impacts of recent flooding and drought events on organic performance will be included, as well as lessons from the data as it relates to refining the organic production system for long-term sustainability.

Handout of the slides for this webinar


Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial Project Website

Carbon sequestration data from the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute

About the Presenter

Dr. Silva is the Organic Production Scientist and the Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and outreach program focuses on no-till organic production, cost-of-production determination for diversified vegetable growers, and variety selection for organic growers.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.