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Advanced Soil Health Training

Course Description:

You’ve been to soil health field days. You’ve gotten your hands dirty in a soil pit and pounded in infiltration rings. Now it’s time to dig deeper and discover the practical side of applying Soil Health concepts on your client’s farms and get the updates on the latest in Soil Health research in Wisconsin.

The training will take place on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 9AM-3PM at the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station. There are five SW CCA CEUs pending for this training.


Thirty years of research: How increasing intensification impacts soil properties

  • Gregg Sanford, UW-Madison Agronomy Department

What do Cornell and Haney assessments actually mean? Where are they appropriate? Where should they be used? Are they relevant in Wisconsin?

  • Francisco Arriaga, UW-Madison Department of Soil Science

What do we know about soil biology and soil health?

  • Rick Lankau, UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology

What a soil pit DOESN'T say about your soil’s health: What to look for below the surface?

  • Francisco Arriaga, UW Madison Department of Soil Science
  • Jamie Patton, UW-Extension NPM Program

Soil Health Practices in Wisconsin—what really works this far north?

  • Jason Cavidini, UW Marshfield Ag Research Station

Soil Health Management Systems -- Bringing the whole thing together

  • Eric Hurley, USDA-NRCS

Pre-registration is required by Noon October 15 to ensure enough handouts and lunch. The cost of the field training is $50. Registration priority will be given to those farming/managing land in and around 9-Key element watersheds. To register or for more information, contact Kevin Erb at 920-391-4652 or email kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu.

University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. Contact Kevin Erb at 920-391-4652 for more information on this program.


Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 9:00AM
End Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:00PM
Format: In-person
Location: 2611 Yellowstone Dr
Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449
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Cost: 50.00
Partners: NRCS Wisconsin DNR
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018
CEUs Available: 5
For: none
Contact: kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu
Course Topics: Soil Management
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