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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 Thursday, August 22, 2019. The training will be held at Michael Gutschenritter Farm at N87 W34109 Mapleton Road in Oconomowoc.

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 16, 2019. The training is $25 and includes lunch and a soil health kit. 

Participation is limited; Registration priority will be given to those farming or managing land in and around 9-Key element watersheds

For more information and to register contact:
Steph Plaster at 262.335.4477 or stephanie.plaster@wisc.edu.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 9:30AM
End Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:00PM
Format: In-person
Location: N87 W34109 Mapleton Rd
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066
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Cost: 25.00
Partners: none
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Contact: stephanie.plaster@wisc.edu
Course Topics: Soil Management
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