BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator James Theuri will be hosting the annual Soil Fertility Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 28, 2019.
This webinar will be hosted in the U of I Extension Offices in Will County. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web
conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
“Those in attendance will hear about the latest University of Illinois research on the long-term effects of crop rotation and tillage, as well as the relationship between cover crops and soil nitrogen availability. Other presenters from the University of Wisconsin, Western Illinois University, and the Illinois SWCD will discuss nutrient loss on tile-drained land, nutrient management in organic systems, and a farmer-led program to improve soil health,” says Jesse Soule, U of I Extension educator.
• Understanding and Extending Organic Nutrient Management Concepts by Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, Associate Professor of Soil Science & Sustainable Agriculture
• Managing Phosphorus Loss in Tile Systems by Aaron Pape, University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms, Tile Drainage Education Coordinator
• Long-term Crop Rotation and Tillage Effects on Soil GHG Emissions and Crop Production in Illinois by Gevan Behnke, University of Illinois, Senior Research Specialist
• Cover Crops and Soil N Availability in Corn & Soybean Systems by Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois, Principal Research Specialist in Agriculture
• S.T.A.R. A Farmer-Led Program to Reduce Nutrient and Soil Losses and Improve Soil Health by Bruce Henrikson, Champaign SWCD, Special Projects Coordinator
Certified Crop Advisors will receive 2 continuing education units in Soil & Water Management and 2.5 continuing education units in Nutrient Management by attending this seminar, but the event is open to the public and farmers are encouraged to attend.
Registration is $45 per person (with CEU credits) or $15 per person (without CEU credits), which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required by February 25. Registration can be made online at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/RegistrationID=19784 or by calling James Theuri at the Kankakee County Extension Office at 815-933-8337. The registration fee can be paid online with credit/debit card or with cash/check at the door. The webinar will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
A minimum number of participants are needed to hold the event. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Kankakee County Office at least two weeks prior to the event.
— University of Illinois Extension
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