December 8th and Second Session TBD
Online via Zoom
UPDATE: This course is now full! For priority registration for a second teaching of this course in early 2021, fill out this form.
Soil health is critical to good forage management and high yields. This workshop will cover what to do and what not to do with your soils. You will learn the principles of soil fertility and the practical skills of soil management. You'll become familiar with soil pH, limestone, buffer indices, the numbers on a fertilizer bag, compost, root hairs, arbuscular mycorrhizae, when to add fertilizer, T-SUM 200, the effects of tillage, the 5 principles of soil health, and the best way to take good soil tests.
This is a 2-session workshop. In the first session, we'll cover principles and practical skills with pasture soils. In the weeks after the first session, participants are asked to take soil tests on your own farm. The second session will then focus entirely on your soil test reports. We'll review your soil test numbers and discuss how to use those values for making decisions and managing your fields. To allow enough time to have soil tests completed, the date of this second session will be in January 2021 and determined by a poll of the workshop attendees.
The cost of the workshop is $35. This registration fee does not include a soil test. Participants are responsible for securing their own soil tests between the first and second sessions. Info on soil testing facilities and suggestions on which test to choose will be given in the first session. For information on discounts for OPN Member Farmers and BIPOC farmers/ranchers, as well as access to our scholarship application please visit our website.
Email OPN@FriendsofFamilyFarmers.org with any questions.
Tuesday December 8th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
This session will be an interactive, online class with some portions of lecture and plenty of time for questions. This session will be recorded and made available to all registrants.
**Participants can take soil tests from their own pastures and send the results to Dr. Lane between the sessions**
Date TBD based on participant Doodle Poll
Dr. Lane will go over participants' soil test results, discuss the implications of these values, and give participants a thorough understanding of how to read and interpret their results for making decisions about their pastures.
Instructor: Woody Lane, Ph.D.
Livestock nutritionist & forage specialist, Roseburg • Teaches popular forage and nutrition workshops around the U.S. • Ph.D. in livestock nutrition, Cornell University • Past President, Oregon Forage & Grassland Council • Consulting in Oregon since 1990
We're so glad that you've signed up for our Soil Health, Soil Tests: The Practical Skills on December 8th from 6:00 to 9:00pm via zoom.
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