Soil Rx

Extension offers conference on soil health

  • 22 July 2020
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Soil Rx

The United Nations has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health, and healthy plants need healthy soil! Find out how to foster and maintain it at the Cooperative Extension Virtual Soil Health and Sustainable IPM mini-conference on Tuesday, August 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The mini-conference will provide project updates on the following:

  • Improving soil health to help reduce soil-borne plant disease pressure, by Philip Waisen;
  • Fish effluent waste from aquaponics to improve soil health and reduce dependence on imported fertilizers, by Jensen Uyeda;
  • Relationship between soil health and weed suppression, by Koon-Hui Wang;
  • Which sorghum/sorghum-sudangrass hybrids have higher allelopathic toxicity against soil-borne pests, by Roshan Paudel;
  • What trap crops and entomopathogenic nematodes offer for diamondback moth and imported cabbage worm management, by Sabina Budhathoki and Koon-Hui Wang; and
  • Trap crops and insectary plants for pest management in Brassicaceae, by Roshan Manandhar.

The workshop is limited to producers and is not open to the general public. Register here.

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