“Choosing, installing and promoting cover crops”

Objectives : 

  • Know how to choose plants that are adapted to their environment
  • Identify cover crops for specific needs
  • Identify suitable implementation methods and key success factors

Course content :

  • The foundations of soil fertility
  • The benefits of cover crops
  • The plant species used as cover crops
  • How to choose a plant species for a specific objective
  • The factors that play a role in the influence of cover crops
  • Specific seed mixtures for specific situations
  • Implementation methods for cover crops
  • The key success factors for cover crops
  • How to use and add value to cover crops (arable crops or livestock)
  • Companion planting and permanent cover: how to put them in place, how to manage them
  • Knowing how to evaluate cover crops in a system of soil conservation agriculture

For anyone wishing to acquire or deepen their knowledge of cover crops

Duration: 1 day (7 hours in class) / Dates and places: contact us

I really recommend this training to all farmers. Sarah has a very high level of knowledge and especially practical experience on her own farm. I left with a clear idea about my choice of seed mixtures for summer and winter cover crops for the coming year. Being in a small group allows you to ask more questions and to have a lot of discussion. Do not hesitate if you have the opportunity to take this training.

Philippe DELAIRE

Farmer from Meurthe-et-Moselle