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Grazing Cover Crops in Oklahoma
Preliminary Research Results
Assistant Professor, Forage Systems Specialist
Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Alexandre Caldeira Rocateli is a native of Brazil and obtained his B.S. in Agronomy from FCA, UNESP, Botucatu in Brazil, his M.S. in Agronomy and Soils from Auburn, and his Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Sciences from Texas Tech. Dr. Rocateli also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr. Charles P. West at Texas Tech. At OSU, Dr. Rocateli is developing an integrated research and extension program focused on expanding and improving forage production and utilization through management.
About the Speaker
In the long term, summer cover crops may improve soil health when introduced to a wheat-fallow system. However, they add extra costs and may affect the wheat development and yield. Grazing cover crops can be a great approach to recovering costs, and it may not have significant impacts on the cover crops benefits to soil and next wheat crop. Join us to discuss one-year results of an on-going two-location study which evaluates eight summer cover crops under different simulated grazing regimes and their effects in the next wheat.
Webinar participants can expect to learn:
• Information about cover crop biomass/forage availability under different simulated grazing regimes from Summer 2016.
• Summer cover crops effects on the 2017 wheat crop yield.
• This seminar presents partial data of an on-going study; therefore it will be discussed as a case study.