Nebraska Extension Crop Management Training - Soil Health Clinic

All Day
Keith Glewen, 402-624-8030, kglewen1@unl.edu
Nebraska Extension will provide training clinic on July 18 for the public to learn more about the components of soil health. The training will take place at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center located near Mead, Nebraska.

According to Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator, this outdoor training experience will be of value to home and acreage owners, farm operators and industry consultants. Glewen says, “One of our objectives of this training is to communicate with participants the dynamics of the soil which includes physical, chemical and biological properties. Hopefully this information will aid urban and rural stewards of the soil to implement practices to improve soil health.”

Topics to be addressed include: Management Considerations to Improve Soil Health; Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration, How it Impacts Soil Health; Physical Soil Properties – Its Importance to Soil Health!; Cover Crops and How They Impact Soil Health; What is Soil Biology? What You Can Do to Change It!; Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position; and Chemical Soil Properties.

In addition to the hands-on experience, attendees will receive a resource notebook for future reference. Trainers include University of Nebraska- Lincoln faculty and resource personnel from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the University’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (formerly the Agricultural Research and Development Center) near Mead, Nebraska.

A total of 6.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (soil and water management – 6.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost is $95.

For more information or to register, contact the Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/cmdc.shtml.

Nebraska Extension is in the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Additional Public Info:

http://ardc.unl.edu/crop.shtml

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