Monday, March 19, 2012

Understanding and Managing Soil Quality Workshop

The Understanding and Managing Soil Quality Workshop will be held at Kansas Community College, Leavenworth Campus, 225 Cherokee, Leavenworth, KS on Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Healthy soil is the basis of a productive farm. This workshop will help participants understand the processes that take place in their soil and what management practices will help maintain its fertility and productivity. Organic management practices will be emphasized.

10:00-11:30 am Understanding Soil
Rhonda Janke, K-State University, will review the basics of soil structure, type, processes and nutrients that effect how crops grow.

11:30 Lunch (provided)

12-1:30 pm Rhonda will discuss how to calculate crop nutrient needs and show participants some at-home tests of soil quality. Laboratory soil test results will also be reviewed. Participants can bring their own soil test results to discuss and share.

1:30-2:15 pm Cover Crops
Paul Conway of Conway’s Produce will discuss how he uses different cover crops to increase and maintain soil quality on his farm.

2:30-3:30 Farm tour of Conway’s Produce

This workshop is being brought to you by K-State Research and Extension, a partner of the Growing Growers program. Cost to attend this workshop is $30. To register contact Cary Rivard at 913 856-2335.

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