Planting New Ideas, Growing Conservation Webinars
Tune in this summer and fall for our rotational grazing and planting green webinar tracks.
Webinars run from noon to 1 p.m. (CST)
Planting Green Webinar Track
Watch the June 8, 2021 webinar and planting green video. The webinar covers agronomic and management considerations in planting corn into rye as well as planting corn into alfalfa. We look at cover crop planting dates and seeding rates, herbicide programs, nitrogen management, and more.
November 9, 2021 (register online): We will look at corn at harvest, rutting compared to non-planted green fields, yields and cover crops after harvest.
Rotational Grazing Webinar Track
Watch the July 13, 2021 webinar and rotational grazing video. The webinar focuses on when to move cattle to new paddocks during the spring flush versus the “summer slump,” managing weeds at different times of the year, as well as cattle nutrition considerations in grass-based systems in spring versus mid-summer.
October 12, 2021 (register online): Learn about planning for winter feeding strategies, setting up bale grazing for out-wintering and late season grazing of warm-season/cool-season cover crop mixes.
Hosted by DATCP and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension. This webinar series covers a range of conservation topics that producer-led groups around the state are focusing on. Each webinar includes the farmer perspective with Q&A and discussion.
Watch the recordings of these past webinars:
- March 17: Interseeding rye into standing soybeans
- April 7: Planting corn into standing rye
- May 12: Alternative forages
- June 9: Increasing profitability with precision agriculture
- July 14: Hosting virtual events and other planning tools for 2020
- August 11: No-tilling into heavy red clays
- September 8: Nitrogen management, N crediting from irrigation and cover crops
- October 13: No-till, 60-inch corn, and grazing covers
- November 10: Fall and winter grazing techniques
- December 8: Improving understanding of soil health through the Soil Health Partnership
- Facilitate farmer exchange to problem solve, try new things and innovate
- Provide space for farmers and partners to ask questions about the DATCP program
- Collect information about what is working, what is challenging and what practices are being tried
- Provide resources for farmer-led groups
- Evaluate the success of the webinars through surveys and interactive webinars