Reminder: Growing Organic Transplants Webinar Tomorrow, Organic Dairy Broadcast on Friday
There is still time to register for this Tuesday's eOrganic webinar on Root Media and Soil Fertility for Organic Transplants, presented by John Biernbaum of Michigan State University at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). In this webinar, John will focus on helping farmers understand simplified root media and fertility management options for high quality transplants. Topics covered include: 1) growing container options, 2) selecting and blending root media components and amendments, 3) water soluble and mid-crop nutrient sources, 4) compost as a primary, on-farm or locally available root media and nutrient management tool, and 5) how irrigation methods impact root media and nutrient management. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. Register now at http://www.extension.org/pages/60943
On Friday, join the eOrganic dairy team for a live broadcast of a presentation by Heather Darby of the University of Vermont, and Cindy Daley of the University of California-Chico from the NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference in Syracuse, New York, entitled Healthy Soils for a Healthy Organic Dairy Farm. The presenters will discuss how to build and maintain healthy soils and soil testing for nutrients and overall health. They will share recent on-farm research results that show the changes in forage quality and milk production on amended and non-amended organic pastures. The free broadcast will take place on November 4, 2011 at 1:15 PM Eastern Time (12:15 PM Central, 11:15 AM Mountain, 10:15 AM Pacific Time). Advance registration is not required for this webinar; however, space is limited. To participate, at the presentation start time, sign on at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009421&password=M.E8A9F1600126C89E7D80393B1EE2B4.