Soil Health Webinars
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January 11, 2021
Managing Soil and Crop Health for Wireworm Suppression
09:00 - 09:50 am
Presenter: Dr. Arash Rashed, Dept. Entomology, plant pathology and Nematology
|Dr. Rashed is an Associate Professor with the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology at the University of Idaho. His Research and Extension programs are focused on integrated pest management of insect-transmitted plant pathogens and insect pests. He will be talking about the effect of soil mix on wireworm damage and the effectiveness of soil living natural enemies.|
Soil Health: How Do Cover Crops and Cropping Systems Affect It?
January 12, 2021
Evaluating Soil Amendments for Disease Suppression in the Pacific Northwest USA
This presentation will share results of various research trials evaluating amendments of soil with agricultural limestone, composts, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) for suppression of some soil borne fungal plant pathogens of vegetable crops in western and central Washington.
Soil Health Indicator Analysis
Defining soil health is an evolving process. However, there are good indicators that can be tested in order to determine what practices contribute to healthy soils. The discussion will focus on what tests are currently recommended to measure soil health indicators.
January 13, 2021
Washington's New Sustainable Farms and Fields Program
The new Sustainable Farms and Fields grant program has been created by the legislature at the Washington State Conservation Commission in 2020. This program is the result of feedback from both the agricultural and environmental communities and is intended to increase efforts to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on agricultural land by providing technical and financial assistance to producers through conservation districts and other public entities. This talk will provide an overview of the program and demonstrate opportunity presented for farmers at all scales to increase soil carbon reserves and reduce fuel inputs.
Soil microbial communities: How do they relate to soil and plant health in dryland wheat cropping systems?
Will discuss recent research relating soil microbial communities (microbiome) to soil and plant health. This research is from Inland PNW wheat and canola cropping systems in Ritzville and at the Cook LTAR
January 14, 2021
Not All Carbon is Created Equal: Carbon Cycling, Management and Carbon Credit
In this session, we will discuss the carbon cycling and how management can influence the fate of carbon at different depths using studies synthesized from literature and implemented in iPNW regions, including a long-term research site. Also, a brief history of carbon credit marketing, evaluation systems and challenges faced in practice will be shared.
“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.”-John F. Kennedy
Washington State University
Johnson Hall RM. 171
Pullman, Wa. 99163
Dr. Haiying Tao
“You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”-Dwight D. Eisenhower