Managing Soil Health and Fertility in Hoophouses

Spirit of Walloon Market Garden

Sunday, July 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

*Dr. John Biernbaum*, MSU Department of Horticulture and Pear Tree Farm

*Rachel Cross*, owner, Spirit of Walloon Market Garden

*/The 4 M’s of soil health and fertility and how hoophouse soil 
management is unique:

  * Moisture - providing the right amount throughout the year
  * Minerals - soil texture, essential plant nutrients and soil tests,
    avoiding excess
  * Mulch/Organic Matter - types of compost and application rates,
    tillage, cover crops ...
  * Microbes - getting it right so the microbes can work for you

/*Working toward nutrient dense, biologically active plants with pest 
and disease resistance!*/

*Location:* Spirit of Walloon Market Garden, 6255 Zenith Heights Rd, 
Boyne City, MI  49712

*/Please Register:**//*

*/For more information call or email Larry Dyer/*: 231-881-2784 or 
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This field day is a collaboration with Crosshatch,, 
and the Local Food Alliance with funding from the USDA Risk Management 

The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider

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