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Fundamentals of Soil Health Workshop

July 8 - July 9

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Join Napa RCD for a 2-day Fundamentals of Soil Health Online Workshop through Zoom. Please register for each day separately at the links below.

Agenda (July 8, 8-11 am):
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  • Learn about the importance of maintaining proper soil health.
  • Learn about different biological, physical, and chemical soil properties and how these properties can be assessed to determine soil health.
  • Learn about the North Coast Soil Hub’s ongoing research about how different soil management practices affect/benefit soil health.

Agenda (July 9, 8-11 am):
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  • Learn about how sheep grazing can benefit your soil.
  • Learn how to determine and mitigate erosion risks in your vineyard using the universal soil loss equation (USLE).
  • Learn about carbon farm planning and how you can use it to improve soil health.
  • Learn about the soil health benefits of biochar, compost, and mulching.

Speakers:

  • Miguel Garcia, Ph.D.: Sustainable Ag Program Manager, Napa Valley Resource Conservation District
  • Bill Birmingham: Conservation Project Manager, Napa Valley Resource Conservation District
  • Evelyn Denzin: Resource Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Chip Bouril: Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Kelsey Brewer: Graduate Student, UC Davis
  • Jeff Creque, Ph.D.: Director, Carbon Cycle Institute
  • Josiah Hunt: CEO, Pacific Biochar

Presented by: Napa RCD, Pacific BioChar, USDA-NRCS

Details

Start:
July 8
End:
July 9
Event Category:
Website:
naparcd.org/soil2020/

Organizer

Napa County RCD
Website:
naparcd.org

Venue

Virtual