Sessions Tagged With 'soil health'

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Organic Soil Health Research Special Session at the Tri-Societies Conference

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:30 am EDT

This is a recording of the Special Session of the Tri-Societies conference on Organic Soil Health Research, organized by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and recorded by eOrganic. The recording is available on the eOrganic YouTube channel as a playlist, and read about...

Manure and Cover Crops Roundtable

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

In the Manure and Cover Crops roundtable, we hope to discover whether manure and cover crops have complementary benefits related to soil quality. We’ll discuss if certain fields will produce more complementary benefits than others and whether timing of application and...

Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses Roundtable

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

In the Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses roundtable, we hope to discover the influence of manure on soil and runoff. We’ll discuss if certain fields will produce more environmental benefits than others and whether timing of application affects these benefits....

Manure and Soil Biology Roundtable

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

In the Manure and Soil Biology roundtable, we hope to discover the influence of manure, both positive and negative, on soil biology. We’ll discuss if certain fields will produce more soil biology benefits than others and whether timing of application affects these benefits....

Manure and Soil Health Testing Roundtable

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

In the Manure and Soil Health Testing roundtable, we hope to discover what current soil health tests help to quantify manure impacts on soil characteristics, thus determining which soil test is the best indicator and best value. We’ll also debate which types of fields might...

Micro Nutrients Webinar- Presented by MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

2/8/17: Micro NutrientsMicro-nutrients like Mn, Zn and Cu can be tricky to manage in cropping systems. By the time symptoms of deficiencies show up it, yields will already be affected. On the other hand, too high on a concentration of some of these metals will cause toxic...

Manure and Soil Health (MaSH) Project

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Todd Whitney, Richard Koelsch, Christina Curell, Shelby Burlew, Teng Teeh Lim

During this webinar, speakers introduce new MaSH programs and will present ideas on how research and educational programs can be shared across state borders. Information exchange formats will begin with summarizing what is known designated manure and soil health topics and...

Residue and Tillage Management in Organic Farming Systems: Central States

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Decreasing tillage and maximizing plant residue are important practices to improve soil health and reduce erosion. In many organic farming systems these practices can be challenging to implement due to the use of tillage for weed control. Several Iowa organic producers...

Soil Health Impacts on Pest Management

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar will focus on management activities that create conditions for beneficial soil microbes to flourish. Soil is alive with billions of microorganisms and most have an important and beneficial role to play in a healthy soil ...

Alternative Stewardship Strategies for Winter Feeding

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participants will learn about winter feeding strategies that save on winter feeding costs and labor, and that can be done in a way that protects or enhances the pasture, the livestock, and other resources. ...

Residue and Tillage Management in Organic Farming Systems: Eastern States

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Lindsay Haines Organic Program Specialist USDA NRCS Financial Assistance Programs DivisionDecreasing tillage and maximizing plant residue are important practices to improve the health of soil and reduce erosion. In many organic farming systems these practices can be...

North Central Region Water Network: The Current Webinar 17: Developing a Land-grant Institution Soil Health Network in the North Central Region

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Dr. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University – Iowa Soil Health Conference: Lessons learned on hosting a soil health conference Walt Sell, Purdue University – Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI): How Extension, SWCD, ISDA and NRCS work together for soil...

Soil Health and Rainfall Simulator Curriculum for Youth

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by James DeDecker, Russ Higgins, Anthony Bly

Research suggests that younger audiences may be more receptive to soil health education than adults. Bench-top rainfall simulators have gained attention as dynamic visual tools for demonstrating the impact of various soil management practices on soil health, in particular...

Addressing Energy Resource Concerns in Conservation Planning: Focus on Soil Health and Managing Carbon in Agroecosystems

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will explain how energy flows through agricultural systems with emphasis on the role of soil health to reduce the amount of fossil fuel required to maintain production.Fundamentally, agriculture is the human manipulation of the capture and flow of energy...

NRCS Conservation Practices, Organic Management and Soil Health

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for a webinar on NRCS Conservation Practices, Organic Management and Soil Health by Drs. Michelle Wander and Carmen Ugarte of the University of Illinois, and Susan Andrews of the NRCS . The webinar takes place on March 11 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM...