An introduction to soil health in potato cropping systems from the USDA-SCRI Potato Soil Health Project

Live on February 16, 2021 @ 2 p.m. ET

The USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative Potato Soil Health Project was formed in 2018 to help the potato industry explore what soil health means in potato cropping systems. Four objectives were defined with the first two consisting of research projects exploring management practices and the resulting effects on soil measurements, indicators, microbiome communities and soil-borne pathogens. The third objective aims to explore the economics of potato production and how improved soil health effects the grower’s bottom line. The final objective is to communicate to the potato industry what soil health means and extend research-based results from the objectives to the larger agricultural community.

The Potato Soil Health Project is presenting a webinar to introduce three distinct aspects of the program including:
1) potato production and soil health
2) disease suppression in potato production systems
3) complexities of potato production economics.

Sponsored by: Potato Soil Health Project

75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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