No-till on the Plains is offering a new workshop just prior to the 23rd annual Winter Conference. This is a unique opportunity for producers to take an in-depth look between fertilizer, plant health and soil health. Conducted by educator Joel Williams, the day-long workshop Reducing the Fertilizer Budget will be held in the Century II Convention Center on January 28. 2018.
Joel Williams is an independent plant and soil health educator, a healthy soils advocate and presenter on soil biology, plant nutrition and integrated approaches of sustainable farming. Joel has worked on conventional and organic farms improving biological farming practices in Australia and the UK, integrating soil chemical and biological assessments along with plant nutritional analysis as a joined-up strategy for plant management.
“Over the last ten years my observations and experience with agriculture soils convince me we are underselling the value of the biology” Williams says. “Gaining a greater understanding of the benefits to crops from the biological community is the best way for producers to become more efficient with their inputs”.
The workshop will be an intensive day covering the following topics:
Soils in Transition: Improving Input Efficiencies and Unlocking Soil Nutrients
Leveraging Existing Soil Fertility and Optimizing Purchased Inputs
Nutrient Behavior in Soils
Carbon-input Complexes, Improving Input Efficiency
Foliar Applications – Tips for a Top Response
The Living Soil and Organic Carbon: The Centerpiece of Soil Health
Ecological Succession and Fungal, Bacterial Balance
Integrated Pest Management: Understanding Plant Health and Resilience
Understanding the Nutritional Drivers of Plant Immunity
Disease Management, Novel Approaches to Managing Plant Immune Responses
Plant Health and Nitrogen Management – Not Enough or Too Much?
Weeds as Indictors: Fungal Bacterial Ratio, Detoxifying Herbicide
Cost $200, includes lunch