Friday, December 13, 2013

Soil Health Workshop: The Keys to Soil Health

You can unlock the secrets within the soil and improve crop yields by learning the key ingredients to managing soil at the Soil Health Workshop. This workshop will give basic knowledge of how soil works and how management practices affect the services that soil provides. Knowing the secrets to your soil will help you determine the practices that best fit your farm and your management goals.

Topics include:

       Soil Biology demystified - learn how microbial life is needed for crop nutrient uptake
       Dynamic properties of soil translated - managing for soil structure can help crops withstand drought
       Cover Crops rationalized - a great tool for improving soil health but just one part of the whole picture
       Management techniques analyzed - learn how to protect the greatest resource on your farm

January 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Vandalia MO at the First Baptist Church Multipurpose Building 111 Main Street, Vandalia, MO.  Deadline to register is January 1, 2014.

January 27, 9 am to 4 pm – Edina MO at the Knox County Community Center, 207 N 4th Street, Edina, MO. Deadline to register is January 13, 201.

Additional workshops in other areas of the state are being planned.  Towns and dates include (specific locations to come):

February 3 – Marshall, MO (Saline County)
February 11 – Butler, MO (Bates County)
March 4 – Kennett, MO (Dunklin County)
March 11 – Lamar, MO (Barton County)
March 18 – Sikeston, MO (Scott County)
March 25 – Albany, MO (Gentry County)

Registration:  $10 – lunch provided.  Make checks payable to “Soil Health Workshop” and mail to Jill Staples, Soil Health Workshop, MU-BREC, 4968 Rangeline Rd. Columbia, MO 65201.

Brought to you by the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center sponsored by NRCS.

For any questions contact Jill Staples at 573-239-2179.

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