Health Workshop set
A Soil Health Workshop is slated for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Assumption Parish Hall, 514 Maple St., Ferdinand, Id. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the program to begin at 9:00 a.m.
Featured speakers will be:
Dr. Curt Livesay, Dynamite Ag talking about plant nutrition and how nutrients are available in the soil and soil fertility. Soil pH and chemical residual in the soil and its effects on crops. Nutrient cycling and soil health.
Dr. Thara Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Soil Microbiology at WSU talking about microbial communities in low pH, high Aluminum soils, impacts of acidity to microbial communities. Soil Aluminum toxicity and effects on plants.
Joey Carter, Idaho Department of Ag talking about Workers Protection Standards (WPS) and key components for an interested producer to be aware of. Effective implementation of the WPS will substantially lower the risk of pesticide poisonings among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
Dan Lakey, Soda Spring, ID producer sharing his knowledge of liming in growers’ field, crop performance in low pH soils and soil changes with applications of lime and nutrient availability.
A Grower Panel will have discussion on good experiences and lessons learned from cover crops, maintaining records of pesticides to accommodate different species of cover crops. How to integrate cattle and cover crops into your production to improve your nutrient management plan naturally and diversify your income.
Pesticide recertification credits and CCA credits have been applied for.
This educational workshop is hosted by the Lewis Soil Conservation District, Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District.
Registration and lunch fee of $10.00. Please RSVP, to Lewis SCD at 208-937-2291 ex 3, Idaho SWCD at 208-983-1050 ex 3 so a head count of how many to prepare lunch for.
Thank you to the many sponsors for their support for this worthwhile workshop.