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Webinar on Food Safety and Soil Health Impacts of Crop–Livestock Integration on Organic Produce Crops

by Guest Blogger |

The University of California, Davis has partnered with University of Minnesota, University of Maryland, and The Organic Center to present findings on the food safety and soil health impacts of cover crop grazing for fresh spinach and cucumbers in organic systems. 

The free webinar on July 26 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT will provide attendees with an understanding of how grazing of cover crops in fresh vegetable production systems can be implemented  in three different climates: humid coastal, humid continental, and semi-arid. Register online!

During the webinar, you’ll learn

  • the goals and main outcomes of grazing cover crops in organic systems across three states with distinct climates;
  • the benefits and tradeoffs of safe integration of livestock in cover crop production for all stakeholders, including the produce and livestock industry, policymakers, and consumers; 
  • a better understanding of nutrient cycling and soil health benefits to support sustainable cropping outcomes; and
  • cover crop and grazing strategies for adequate wait periods for increased food safety of produce in integrated livestock cover and specialty crop production.

Organic Center webinars are open to all and are recorded. Register to gain access to the recording when made available on demand.


This blog is a reprint of an emailed announcement from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.