Vermont Technical College, Langevin House 593 Furnace St.
Practical Soil Science for Farmers Part I: Soil Nutrient Management
October 8, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
New requirements about nutrient management based on the proposed water quality bill place new attention on soil fertility management. Dive into soil science to gain a better understanding of soil test results from pH to micronutrients, select and calculate amendments while keeping an eye on cost, source, timing and yield benefits. Bring your soil test results.
Practical Soil Science for Farmers Part II: Supporting Biologically Active Soils
October 28, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
The sustainable farmer’s goal is to create soil biodiversity. Delve into the many ways to support the soil web with combinations of cover crops, rotations, animal manures, compost and appropriate equipment use. We’ll discuss practical considerations like timing, tillage and limited land access.Cost: $50/workshop for NOFA-VT members, $60 for non-members. Lunch included.