Improving Soil Health on Urban Farms

Improving Soil Health on Urban Farms

Training Type(s): Education, Webinar
Date / Time: June 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Jun 13, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern

This webinar will illustrate how the principles of a Soil Health Management System are implemented on a 3.5 acre urban farm growing mixed vegetables, and it will emphasize practices that enhance the microbial life in the soil.
Our presenter will illustrate how the basic principles of soil health are being implemented on his farm. Using photographs, he will illustrate field practices that cover the following areas:

Soil health improvement practices
Habitat for pollinators and wildlife
Farm infrastructure development
Pest and weed management
Soil nutrient management
Water management
As a certified organic farm, all practices must comply with standards set by the National Organic Program. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to use biological practices such as compost, compost tea, biological inoculants, and biologically based pesticides. The evolution of certain practices from installation to production will be discussed. A list of NRCS practices that may qualify for cost-sharing is also included in the presentation.

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Contact Holli Kuykendall, Ph.D., National Technology Specialist, for more information about this webinar.

Audio is Computer Broadcast only | Live captions

NOTE: A “view” button will be available within one week of the live presentation date to access the on-demand recording of this webinar.