2016 B5 – Soils 101: Ecological Soil Management

Presenter: Doug Collins, WSU CSNAR

With an increased understanding of soils and soil fertility, farmers can better manage this important resource. This workshop will cover soil formation and the relationship between fertility, soil health and tilth. We will discuss the physical properties of soil, soil nutrient pools, the importance of nitrogen and how to interpret a soil test. Sustainable farming practices such as cover cropping and adding compost, manure and organic fertilizers can increase soil productivity.

Tags: Manure, organic fertilizers, Soil Amendments, Soil Fertility, soil formation, Soil Management, soil test interpretation

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