Fitting bio-fumigant cover crops into intensive vegetable production systems for integrated crop management presentation by Mathieu Ngouajio
Other important contacts in Michigan
Nutrient Management and Water Quality Educator
Agriculture and Agri-Business Institute- Michigan State University Extension
Michigan State University Extension
830 Michigan Ave. P.O. Box 274
Baldwin, MI. 49304
Christina Curell has worked for Michigan State University Extension for 16 years as a water quality educator. Her role primarily is assisting growers on farm and corporately on ways to
minimize their farming practices risk to water quality while ensuring their farm is sustainable and profitable. Currently she is the statewide Nutrient Management and Water Quality Educator for the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute. For the past three years Christina has devoted her time to helping farmers incorporate appropriate cover crops into their cropping systems.
Michgian State University Extension- Isabella County
200 N Main St.
Mount Plesant, MI 48858
Paul has been County Extension Director and Field Crops Educator in Isabella County Michigan since 1991. During that time he was an active member of the Field Crops Area of Expertise Team, Cover Crops Team as well as the Forage Team. His programming has included planning, developing, and implementing field crops, cover crops, and forage research and educational programs in Isabella and surrounding counties. On farm research include corn, soybean, and wheat variety trials, tillage, nitrogen management, cover crops and soil health, and wheat fungicides. Workshop topics include integrated pest management, corn and soybean field days, commodity marketing workshops, pesticide education workshops, cost of production workshops, and farm safety programs. More recent workshops include several on cover crops and building soil health as part of the Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative. Paul is a member and past president of the Michigan Association of Extension Agents.
Cover Crop Specialist and Weed Diagnostician
Michgian State University
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
1066 Bogue St., A285 PSSB
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-0271 x1234
Erin Hill has been a Cover Crop Specialist and Weed Diagnostician with the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences since 2015, and previously worked in the same department as a weed science research assistant since 2006. She is earned her Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Science in 2014 with a focus on how cover crops impact nutrient cycling and weed pressure in organic dry bean systems. Erin previously earned her M.S. in Horticulture, also from MSU, exploring the impacts of competition and allelopathy of hairy vetch and cowpea cover crops on weed communities in pickling cucumber. In addition to cover crops, Erin’s research and extension interests include sustainable weed management, weed ecology, and herbicide resistance management. Erin joined the MCCC at the inaugural meeting in 2006 and has served as the web administrator since the launch of MCCC.msu.edu in 2008.
Retired- Michigan State University Extension
Dale Mutch has more than 28 years of research and Extension experience in organic farming, IPM, cover crops and sustainable agriculture. He has served on the NCR-SARE Administrative Council, Technical Committee and Producer Grants Program. In July 2007, Mutch became Michigan’s Sustainable Agriculture State Coordinator for NCR-SARE. His career emphasis was on low-input and organic farming systems. His applied research focused on participatory projects that use farmer advisory teams to direct and validate the work. Mutch also managed ten OCIA-certified organic research acres.
Professor, Soils and Cropping System Ecologist
Michgian State University/ W. K. Kellogg Biological Station
576 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Click here to visit Dr. Snapp's website.
Since Dr. Snapp joined MSU in 1999, her research and extension has prioritized understanding biological principles to improve cropping system design, including enhanced winter cover through cover crops and perennial grain crops. This includes investigating which cover crop species work best for different soil types and cropping systems, and improving our understanding of root traits that promote phosphorus and nitrogen efficiency as well as healthy crops. Predicting availability of nitrogen and phosphorus in sustainable farming systems is of particular interest. Dr. Snapp coordinates a website at MSU on applied soil ecology management http://www.safs.msu.edu/soilecology/index.htm. Partnerships are central to her approach, involving farmers, educators and researchers working together to improve options for sustainable management.
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