Free Virtual Panel Discussion on the Benefits of Cover Crops

  • Jul 07, 2021

The Resource Conservation District of San Diego County is hosting a free virtual panel discussion entitled, “Protecting Orchards with Cover Crops” on July 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Ben Faber, UCCE subtropical crop advisor
  • Dr. Margaret Smither-Kopperl, plant materials center manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Red Dufour, western regional director, National Center for Appropriate Technology
  • Joel Kramer, regional agricultural specialist, RCD of Greater San Diego County

The agricultural advisors will share research concerning how cover crops can:

  • Improve pollination, erosion control and nitrogen fixation
  • Boost orchard productivity
  • Help adapt orchards to heat waves and drought

Online registration for the virtual panel is now available.  

For more information, contact Joel Kramer at or 619.562.0096 ext. 103.

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