Soil Fertility Program Coming February 28
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[February 14, 2019]
Commercial Agriculture Educators Jesse Soule,
Phillip Alberti, and Talon Becker will be hosting the annual Soil
Fertility Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on
February 28, 2019. Two CEU credits in Soil & Water Management, and
2.5 CEU credits in Nutrient Management will be available.
This webinar will be hosted in the U of I Extension Offices in
Logan County. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and
web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and lunch will be
"Those in attendance will hear about the latest University of
Illinois research on the long term effects of crop rotation and
tillage, as well as the relationship between cover crops and
soil nitrogen availability. Other presenters from the University
of Wisconsin, Western Illinois University, and the Illinois SWCD
will discuss nutrient loss on tile drained land, nutrient
management in organic systems, and a farmer-led program to
improve soil health," says Jesse Soule, U of I Extension
Managing Phosphorus Loss in Tile Systems, Aaron Pape,
University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms, Tile Drainage Education
Cover Crops and Soil N Availability in Corn & Soybean Systems,
Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois, Principal Research
Specialist in Agriculture.
Long term Crop Rotation and Tillage Effects on
Soil GHG Emissions and Crop Production in Illinois,
Gevan Behnke, University of Illinois, Senior Research
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S.T.A.R. A Farmer-Led Program to Reduce
Nutrient and Soil Losses and Improve Soil Health, Bruce Henrikson,
Champaign SWCD, Special Projects Coordinator.
Understanding and Extending Organic Nutrient Management Concepts,
Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, Associate Professor of
Soil Science & Sustainable Agriculture.
Those planning to attend are asked to register by Tuesday, February
26. Registration can completed online at:
registration/?RegistrationID=19716 or by calling the Logan
County Extension office at 217-732-8289.
University of Illinois
County Extension Unit #16 Director]