The WNY Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop & Alliance Annual Membership Meeting

When: December 19,2018, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm

Where: Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd. Batavia, NY

Dr. Kristine Nichols is a Soil Microbiologist with over 25 years studying Mycorrhizal Fungi. Kristine will be presenting information on using regenerative farming practices to build Soil Resilience and offering a workshop on conducting hands-on assessments of Soil Health.

John Wallace is an Assistant Professor & Weed Extension Specialist from Penn State. John will be presenting Penn State research on Weed Management with Soil Health practices and a workshop on inter-seeding challenges & opportunities.

In addition, Paul Salon from the USDA-NRCS Plants Materials Center will present a workshop on using the NRCS calculator to develop Cover Crop mixes. Attendees are being asked to bring information on mixes they have tried along with pictures if possible.

The annual meeting of the Alliance members will be held at 11:45 am to elect 2 board members and conduct such business as necessary. DEC & CCA credits will be offered.

For the full brochure of the workshop and to register please click here.

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This webinar will focus on how cover crops can create habitat for pests like voles and slugs. It is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Pest problems like voles, slugs and army worms tend to be cyclical in nature and can have dramatic impacts when there's an outbreak. Understanding the role that cover crops and no-till can play in creating the conditions for these pest to thrive can help producers make management decisions. This webinar is first of a two-part series dealing with managing cover crops and tillage to minimize pest problems.

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