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Healthy Foodwebs, Healthy Soils
Fri, April 21, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
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Soil Foodweb Workshop with Elaine Ingham
Join us for a one-of-a-kind workshop with
Dr. Elaine Ingham, the world’s most renowned investigator of soil foodweb dynamics!
Attendees are eligible for a special conference rate of $119+tax/nt for Thurs/Fri nights, please ask for 'Cal Poly Rate' at the Inn at Morro Bay
6 CCA credits approved for this workshop.
We are pleased to host Dr. Elaine Ingham in San Luis Obispo at very special pricing thanks to generous support for our healthy soils initiatives from USDA's Western SARE program and the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust.
The soil foodweb is comprised of an incredible array of organisms that range in size from tiny one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, to more complex nematodes and micro-arthropods, to the visible earthworms, insects, small vertebrates and plants. As these organisms eat, grow and move through the soil, they help clean water and air, and release nutrients for healthy plants. Understanding who they are and how they work together enables farmers and gardeners alike to harness their power for more environmentally-sound and economical management of a wide range of agro-ecosystems.
In our workshop, Dr. Ingham will cover the basic principles of the soil foodweb, plant relationships, and bacterial to fungi ratios in-depth. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the way soil biology drives plant nutrition and promotes agricultural health. Detailed agenda coming soon.
A must for all who seek a comprehensive understanding of soil and plant health!