Soil Health and Organic Farming Webinar Series
The Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic are hosting a series of 9 webinars focused on the topics covered in their new Soil Health and Organic Farming educational guides:
- building organic matter,
- weed management,
- conservation tillage,
- cover crops,
- plant breeding and variety selection,
- water management and quality,
- nutrient management, and more!
This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health.
Mark Schonbeck and Diana Jerkins of the Organic Farming Research Foundation will review the most recent research on soil health practices and explore how organic growers can build healthy soils on their operations. The webinars will provide practical guidelines for growers, in-depth analysis of research outcomes, and an opportunity to get your questions answered.
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May 9, 2018: Building Organic Matter for Healthy Soils: An Overview
We will discuss the attributes of healthy soil, the central role of organic matter, and how to monitor and enhance soil health in organic production. The presentation will outline key organic practices for building soil organic matter and optimizing soil functions in relation to fertility, crop yield, and resource conservation. Slide handout
June 13, 2018: Weed Management: An Ecological Approach
This webinar will focus on integrated organic weed management tools and practices that give crops the edge over weeds, build soil health, and reduce the need for soil disturbance. Slide handoutTags: Production Practices, Cover Crops, Green Manures, Soils, Weeds