Conservation Training

The Role of Plant Genetics in Soil Health: Selecting Crop Cultivars for Organic Production

May 15, 2023

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Mark Schonbeck, Research Associate with the Organic Farming Research Foundation, will discuss recent advances in cultivar development for healthy soils and successful organic production. Cultivars that perform well in low-tillage organic production systems, partner effectively with beneficial soil microbes, utilize nutrients and moisture efficiently, require less cultivation for weed control, and generate extensive root systems and abundant above-ground residues while maintaining good yields can contribute directly to soil health.