Monday, February 25, 2019

PA Assn. For Sustainable Agriculture: Soil Health: Real Farms, Real Problems, Real Solutions March 13 In Lancaster

The PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host a Soil Health: Real Farms, Real Problems, Real Solutions Workshop on March 13 at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1382 Arcadia Road in Lancaster from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In this workshop, PASA will explore the kinds of soil health challenges revealed by the Soil Health Benchmark Study that are not only preventing farmers from implementing sustainable soil management techniques, but also preventing them from maximizing yields and profits.
PASA will explain how they use Cornell’s Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health—a soil test developed to provide a more holistic picture of soil attributes than standard nutrient-focused tests—to quantify soil’s physical, biological, and chemical features.
The Workshop will highlight some of the ways farmers participating in our study have used this data to build organic matter, increase living cover, reduce inputs, and manage tillage on their farms.
The Workshop will also break into discussion groups to troubleshoot case studies demonstrating real soil health challenges occurring on three different types of farms—pastured livestock, row crop, and vegetable farms. Participants will be able to choose which of the three case study discussion groups to participate in.
Are you currently contributing to the Soil Health Benchmark Study? This workshop will help you draw new insights from your benchmark reports, and help you develop new strategies for tackling your soil health challenges.
Are you interested in joining the Soil Health Benchmark Study? You’ll be able to enroll in the project at this workshop!
Click Here to register or for more information.
For more information on programs, initiatives, other educational opportunities and upcoming events, visit the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture website.

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