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Soil Health Field Day

Course Description:

The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension is hosting a soil health field day on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The training will be held at Dan and Ruth Boerst Farms at E5663 Yohr Road in Manawa.

Participants will learn the basics of soil health, see a rainfall simulator demonstration, receive a soil health testing kit, and learn on how to use their kit to compare soil health in different fields on their farming operation.

The kit includes:

  • soil compaction probe
  • soil infiltration test
  • soil aggregation stability (slake) test
  • digital soil thermometer
  • other resources to help participants learn how to improve soil health on their farm

“Learning how to manage soil health is essential to maximize profitability, especially in a time of lower farm prices,” notes Kevin Erb of the Division of Extension’s Conservation Professional Training Program. “Little changes to soil management can dramatically impact rainfall infiltration, conserving moisture in dry times and reducing compaction in wet years.”

Pre-registration is required by Friday August 2, 2019. The training is $25 and includes lunch and a soil health kit. 

Participation is limited to the first 15 registered farms; Registration priority will be given to those farming or managing land in and around the Bear Lake Watershed in central Waupaca County.

For more information and to register contact:
Greg Blonde at greg.blonde@wisc.edu or 715-258-6230 or
Brian Haase at brian.haase@co.waupaca.wi.us or 715-258-6245.

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 9:30AM
End Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3:00PM
Format: In-person
Location: E5663 Yohr Road
Manawa, Wisconsin 54949
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Cost: 25.00
Partners: none
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2019
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Contact: greg.blonde@wisc.edu
Course Topics: Soil Management
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