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Silva, E.M. 2019. Public and private sector initiatives to promote cover cropping practices in the United States of America. “International Symposium on Agricultural and Rural Environment Protection and Sustainable Development”. September 21-22, Tianjin, China. (Invited Speaker)


Silva, E.M., T. Potter, L. Vereecke, M. Sikora, M. Ruark, and R. Lankau. 2019. Influence of long-term organic and conventional cropping systems on soil microbial population size and structure. “Comparing organic and conventional agricultural cropping systems -What can be learned from the DOK and other long-term trials?” October 6-10, Ascona, Switzerland.


Silva, E.M. 2019. Innovation through Collaboration: Using on-Farm Research and Industry Partnerships to Drive Knowledge and Practice. “American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting Special Symposium”, November 10-13, San Antonio, TX. (Invited Speaker)


Y. Rui, J. Lang, A. Smith, E. Omondi, M.D. Ruark, E.M. Silva, K. Delate and B. Luck. 2019. Assessing the Benefits of Cover Crop-Based Organic No-till Practices on Soil Health. “American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting”, November 10-13, San Antonio, TX.


L. Vereecke, E.M. Silva, L. Vincent-Caboud and J.Peigné. 2019. Cover Crop Effectiveness Varies in Cover Crop-Based Rotational Tillage Organic Soybean Systems Depending on Species and Environment. “American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting”, November 10-13, San Antonio, TX.


M.C. Sikora, L. Vereecke, T.S. Potter, R.A. Lankau, E.M. Silva and M.D. Ruark. 2019. Biological Indicators of Soil Health on Organic Grain Farms. “American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting”, November 10-13, San Antonio, TX.


Silva, E. (2019, September. Cover crop-based reduced tillage in soybean production. UW Spooner ARS Field Day).


Silva, E. (2019, Dec). Organic Agriculture Research and Extension at UW-Madison. Iowa Organic Association Meeting.


MN organic conference – Silva, E. and L. Vereecke. (2020, Jan.). Cover Crops in Organic Grain Systems


OGRAIN conference Silva, E. and L. Vereecke (2020, Jan) Organic No-Till Research Update.


Indiana Organic Grain Conference. – Silva, E. (2020, Feb). Organic No-Till Research Update.


Silva, E. (2020, March) Cover Crop-Based No-Till; Interseeding Techniques for Corn and Soybeans, Erin Silva. Northeast Organic Grain Growers Conference.


Sanford, G. (2020, April). Agroecosystems for an uncertain future. Minnesota Office of Soil Health: Soil Health Economics Forum.  


Jackson, R. (2019, August) Keynote address-Sustainable intensification of grain-based agroecosystems. Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Small Grains Conference, Wisconsin Dells


Jackson, R. (2019, August) Can we build soil carbon in our agricultural systems? Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Small Grains Conference, Wisconsin Dells


Jackson, R. (2019, January). Can we save dairy agriculture with sustainable intensification? US Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI.

Jackson, R. (2019, January). What have we learned over 30 years at the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial? Practical Farmers of Iowa. Iowa State University


Jackson, R. (2018, October). How intensification affects soil properties: insights from long-term studies. Advanced Soil Health Training. Arlington Ag. Research Station.


Jackson, R. (2018, May) Grassland 2.0-Regnerative agriculture. REAP business meeting, Madison, WI


Jackson, R. (2018, July) Technology in Agriculture, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Panelist, African Studies Program, UW-Madison


Ruark, M. (2018, December). Fall Cover Crops and Nitrogen. Conservation Tillage Conference, 350 attendees.


Ruark, M. (2019, January). Long-term experiments, unstructured sampling, and our ability to assess soil health measurements. Oral presentation. 2019 Soil Science Society of America Conference, 120 attendees.


Ruark, M. (2018, November/December). Review of cover crop research. 2018 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings, 450 attendees: crop consultants, government agencies, agricultural industry professionals, and farmers.


Ruark, M. (2019, February). Cover crops, manure, and nutrient management. 2019 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference, 200 attendees: crop consultants, government agencies, agricultural industry professionals, and farmers.


Ruark, M. (2019, March) Biological indicators of soil health in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Land and Water Conference, attendees: government agency employees


Sanford, G. (2018, October). Can we accumulate C in agricultural soils? Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters: Natural Carbon Storage Scoping Meeting.


Silva, E. (2018, September). Cover Crop-based No-Till Production. Albert Lea Seedhouse Dealers’ Meeting, 30 attendees.

Silva, E. (2018, September). Cover cropping for ecosystem services and soil health. 4th Annual Organic Farming Conference, Nanjing, China, 100 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, January). Interseeding and Intercropping With cover crops. Minnesota Organic Conference, 100 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, January). Advanced techniques for cover crop-based no-till. OGRAIN Conference, 100 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, January). Growing organic soybeans using cover crop-based no-till. NEOGRAIN Webinar Series, 100 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, January). Reduced tillage and cover crops in cucurbit production. Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and vegetable Conference, 30 attendees. 


Silva, E. (2019, February). Rolling Cover Crops Successfully in No-Till Systems. National Cover Crop Summit, 600 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, February). Using the roller-crimper to manage cover crops. Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference, 125 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, February). Reduce Tillage & Cultivation for Soil Health. Midwest Organic and Sustainable Services Conference, 150 attendees.


Stute, J. Do cover crops pay? Michigan Food and Farming Systems Conference, Kalamazoo MI, February 8, 2019, 36 attendees.


Workshops, webinars & field days



Stute, J. Cover crops for the home garden. Waukesha County Green Team, Oconomowoc, WI March 28, 2019, 58 attendees.


Stute, J. Using Canopeo to monitor canopy development. Cover crop and soil health field day, Palmyra, WI April 18, 2019, 72 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, March). Roller-Crimper Workshop. Land Stewardship Project, 75 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, March). Using the roller-crimper to manage cover crops. Cover Crop/Soil Health meeting. Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Department, 150 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, June). Building Organic Conservation Cropping Systems through Crop Rotations and Cover Crops. NRCS Webinar, 50 attendees.


Silva, E. (2019, August). Fitting Cover Crops into the organic rotation. UW Organic Agriculture Research Field Day.

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