Specialty Crops Soil Health Podcast Episodes – Beneficial Insects, Cover Crops in Sweet Corn – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Specialty Crops Soil Health Podcast Episodes – Beneficial Insects, Cover Crops in Sweet Corn

June and July episodes about specialty crops are available in the CCSI-HAT-Soil Health Podcast from Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) in partnership with Purdue University and Hoosier Ag Today (HAT).

Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects for Specialty Crops‘ features guests  Dr. Laura Ingwell and Dr. Elizabeth Long from Purdue Entomology and Dennis Nowaskie from SW Purdue Ag Center. They discuss what they have learned about protecting pollinators and other beneficials in cucurbits while keeping the crop healthy and preventing yield loss from insect pests.

Cover Crops in Sweet Corn Production‘ is an opportunity to hear from  Tom and Victor Hackman, Hackman’s Family Farm, and Chuck Mohler, Sweet Corn Charlie’s, about how they use cover crops to benefit sweet corn production.

Find the podcast at  https://www.ccsin.org/podcast or https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/category/hat-soil-health-podcast/, or subscribe to it on Stitcher, Spotify, iTunes, or Google Play.

Future monthly episodes on specialty crops will cover managing cover crops on small-scale and urban vegetable farms, soil health in high tunnels, and other practices to improve soil health on fruit and vegetable farms. Listen in and learn from farmers, educators, and researchers.

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