Jan 16, 2019
One-day soil health workshop coming from Washington State University

washington-state-universityThe Washington State University Extension has a one-day soil health workshop coming on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

“Management Matters for Soil Health” is slated for 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 22 at Banyans On The Ridge in Pullman. Cost is $75 per person. Lunch and light refreshments are included.

The event will feature numerous educational sessions. They include:

  • “Earthworms and Soil Health with an Overview of the LIT Project” with Jodi Johnson-Maynard, Department Head and Professor of Soil and Water Systems, University of Idaho.
  • “Soil Health and Productivity at Cook Agronomy Farm” with Dave Huggins, USDA-ARS Lead Scientist, Northwestern Sustainable Agroecosystem Research Group.
  • “Biosolids: Land Application and Soil Health” with Andy Bary, Senior Scientific Assistant, Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center.
  • “Effects of Compost Application on Two Dryland Wheat-Based Systems” with Carol McFarland, Research Associate in Cropping Systems, Sustainable Agriculture and Outreach in the Department of Crop and Soil Science, Washington State University.
  • “Management Impacts on Nutrient Cycling Potential in Long-term Systems” with Ann Klein, Soil & Water Conservation Research Associate USDA-ARS, Pendleton, Oregon.
  • “The structure and composition of soil organic matter and implications for management” with Doug Collins, Soil Scientist and Extension Specialist, Puyallup Research and Extension Center.
  • “Nutrient Management: a Key Component to Soil Health” with Aaron Esser, Extension Director for Adams County and Manager of WSU Wilke Farm.
  • “Panel: Innovative Management for Soil Health” with three eastern Washington farmers, who will share experiences with livestock, cover crops and other alternative management practices.

Click here for registration information.

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