Reminder: No-till and Stink Bug webinars this week!

Join eOrganic for 2 webinars this Tuesday and Thursday! Both webinars are free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. They take place at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. 

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015:  Rotational No-till, Mulching and Conservation Tillage for Organic Vegetable Farms, by Jan-Hendrik Cropp. 

In this webinar, Jan-Hendrik Cropp will describe how to create organic cropping systems using diverse living and/or dead mulches, along with rotational conservation tillage to increase soil health. While the webinar will focus on one production system from an organic farm in Germany, the principles can be applied to a wide variety of agricultural operations. The presenter recently returned to Germany from a 3-month research trip across the US and Canada, where he met many innovators in organic no-till and reduced tillage. He will refer to regional examples and experiences from his travels in the webinar. Register at

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015: Managing Bad Stink Bugs Using Good Stink Bugs, by Yong-Lak Park, West Virginia State University.

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have caused considerable economic damage in the Mid-Atlantic states, and biological control agents against BMSB are not readily available for growers yet. In this webinar, the efficacy and utilization of the spined soldier bug as a native biological control agent will be presented and discussed. This webinar is for a mixed audience including researchers, extension specialists and agents, and growers seeking information on biological control of stink bugs. Register at



Vicki Morrone
Organic farming specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd Rm 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)

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