Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation with the Use of Cover Crops as Carbon Source

This webinar took place on March 21, 2024.

About the Webinar

This webinar will provide basic information on the opportunity to integrate the use of cover crops as a carbon source for the application of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) in organic vegetable production systems. Attendees will learn about i) the benefit of using cover crops as a carbon source; ii) the principles to follow for selecting different cover crops or cover crop mixes; and iii) how cover crops should be incorporated in the soil as carbon sources for the application of ASD. Results of the research conducted in Pennsylvania on sustainable and organic specialty crops will be presented.

This is the third webinar in a series from the NIFA OREI funded ASD-Easy research project.

To watch the first two webinars, see the following links:

1. Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation: A Biological Approach to Manage Specialty Crop Soilborne Pests and Pathogens

2. Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation: Selecting the Right Carbon Source and Application Rate

About the Presenters

Dr. Kathleen Arrington is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Soil Science at Penn State, focusing on cover crops and nitrogen cycling in agroecosystems.

Dr. Francesco Di Gioia is an Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crops Science at The Pennsylvania State University focusing on the development of sustainable vegetable production systems.


Published January 8, 2024

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