Monday, December 22, 2014

Soil Workshop in Eureka MO

Confluence BioFarms will be hosting Neal Kinsey at Claverach Farm on March 9th, 2015 for a day-long soil seminar.  To register, go to  

Neal Kinsey is one of the leading soil consultants in the world and author of Hands-On Agronomy, the definitive text on biological soil fertility management. 

The focus of the seminar will be on balancing soil nutrients for maximum quality and yield, with an emphasis on soils of the St. Louis region.  Balancing soil chemistry can reduce pest, disease, and weed problems.  It can also produce crops, pasture, and livestock with higher nutrient-density.  Both organic and bio-friendly synthetic inputs will be considered.

Neal's principles and methods are based on a system of cation-exchange and base saturation developed by Dr. William A. Albrecht, head of the Soils Department at the University of Missouri from the 1930s to the 1960s.  Neal Kinsey is the preeminent torch bearer of the Albrecht approach to soil fertility.

This workshop will offer valuable information on how to improve and manage your farm's soil fertility.  Neal is planning on using soil tests from farmers attending the seminar as example case studies if participants use Kinsey Agricultural Services this fall or have recently done soil testing through his lab. Please contact us if you are interested in having your soil test used as an example.

The cost of the workshop is $75 per person and includes a farm-to-table lunch provided by Claverach Farm.  Registration for the workshop will close on January 9th, 2015.  Hands on Agronomy is recommended reading for workshop participants.

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