Learn how using cover crops to increase plant diversity within cropland, particularly corn, builds soil health and results in a completely changed and much more diverse insect community. In other words, if you plant cover crops (and especially multi-species cover crops plantings), they will come. You will also learn how to respond to the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides in your own regenerative farming system as neonics will make their way into your beneficial insect communities from beyond your property lines.
Dr. Mike Bredeson
• Ecdysis Foundation PhD in Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University
• Believed conventional farming was necessary for efficient food production until he was exposed to regenerative agriculture
• Studying how novel farming practices can result in productive and profitable farms while conserving resources on working land, with special focus on insects.