Soil Health and Seed Endophytes; CEU eligible, $40 fee
The topic of soil health has had a lot of buzz recently. During this 1.5-hour session, hear about the numerous research findings that A&L has led, including developing new methods and tests to quantify soil health.
Soil Health is a function of the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of a soil and many complex interactions between soil chemistry and microbiological have now been directly correlated. Find out how some of the key functions of a healthy soil impact topics like: acting as a reserve for microbial biomass and nutrients; numerous microbial activities that can aid in the fixation of nutrients; disease suppression; production of biostimulants; and buffering environmental stresses.
Soil health management practices will also be discussed. A second topic of this session will focus on seed quality: watchouts and must know information for when you are growing your own seed and the impact subpar seed quality can have on yield.