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OMAFRA Soil Management Day. Soil: Know it, Keep it, Build it.

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OMAFRA Soil Management Day. Soil: Know it, Keep it, Build it.

Time: August 22, 2018 from 8:30am to 3pm
Location: Wildwood Conservation Area, Visitor Centre
Street: 3995 Line 9
City/Town: Saint Marys, ON N4X 1C5, Canada
Website or Map: http://OMAFRA Soil Management…
Event Type: soil, management, day
Organized By: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Latest Activity: Aug 9

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Event Description

Join the OMAFRA Soil Team and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority for a hands-on day of learning about soil management on August 22nd.

Six in-field sessions will explore a range of topics, including:

Soil pits: exploring what’s under our feet

Measuring soil health: in-field methods to evaluate soil structure, infiltration, and much more.

“Soil your undies”: what impact does slope position and past management have?

Strip tillage: is it the best of no-till/conventional tillage worlds? See an in-field demo and learn soil sampling strategies for strip-till or banded nutrient situations.

Manure, digestate and cover crops: are there synergies?Identifying erosion risks and combining management practices to minimize erosion on hilly terrain

And we will be introducing the brand new, easy-to-use Soil Residue App to estimate residue cover!

Host farmer, Gord Green, will share his practical approach to managing for productivity and soil health.

CEU credits for Soil and Water Management will be available.

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