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by Lizzy Herrera - September 24, 2021
Earlier this month, the Arkansas SARE team held a cover crop in-service training for
county agents at the Vegetable Research Station in Kibler, Arkansas. The training
included a summer cover crop demonstration showing the differences between single
species and various mixes and the impact of seeding rates on crop establishment and
Led by Horticulture Production Specialist Dr. Amanda McWhirt, agents learned about
summer cover crop selection, cover crop planting, and termination. The training provided
agents with the opportunity to see firsthand the differences in cover crop species
and different methods of termination were demonstrated. The demo also showed how cover
crop mixes versus single species respond to mowing or roller crimping were observed.
Staff at the vegetable station provided the group with a live demonstrations of roller
crimping, mowing, and tilling in cover crops as shown in the video below.
When asked, the agents stated that they found the training very useful. A few mentioned
how they appreciated being able to see what the cover crops looked like and watching
the termination demonstrations. These trainings also provide the SARE team the opportunity
to receive feedback from the attendees on what topics they would like more information
on for future trainings. Overall, the agents found that the training increased their
confidence in answering questions related to cover crops and recommending their use
in fruit and vegetable systems.
Our goal with hosting these trainings is to provide extension agents and other ag
professionals with the information and resources they need in order to increase the
adoption of these sustainable practices among the producers in their counties.
Special thank you to the Southern SARE grant program for providing the funding for
this agent training.