Understanding the Biological Soil Tests – July Field Day

Have you ever wondered if your soil can go to work for you to provide more nutrients for your crops than it is?

Do you wish there was a way to know how much of the fertilizer you are applying is actually getting used by the plants, or is it washing away into our water sources?

Are you getting tired of spending more and more inputs every year with the same results?

Let’s discover what you might be missing out on with conventional soil testing. Join SFA’s Kent Solberg and Jonathan Kilpatrick on July 10 in Roosevelt, Minn. for a soil health field day. Click here to register.

This ‘201-level’ workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. We will dive deep into the suite of soil health tests known as the Haney, PLFA, and Total Nutrient Digestion. Using reports from soil samples collected this spring by the Lake of the Woods SWCD staff, we’ll look at the results in the classroom and then head out to three different farms to get our hands dirty analyzing the soils.

Using both classroom and in the field time, we will compare contexts, cropping rotations, and practices and see how our management influences the results on our soil health test and the economics of our cropping systems.

This event is provided at no cost to you, thanks to a partnership with the Lake of the Woods and Roseau County Soil & Water Conservation Districts.

Advance registration is requested, and walkups are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Come prepared to spend several hours in the field in the middle of summer.

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