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Promoting Soil Health: central to ecological crop and soil management

November 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the holistic approach to managing soils to support healthy plants and reduce pest pressure.

Practices that enhance habitat above the ground and in the soil are essential parts of a comprehensive approach to building inherent strengths of natural system in fields and farms. This aims at managing to try to prevent problems rather than just seeing what problems occur and treating them individually.

Plants are amazing at adapting to their environment, after all they can’t just get up and move to a better place.

By approaching agriculture and soil management from an ecological perspective you can give the plants a fighting chance to survive and thrive. This session presented by Dr. Fred Magdoff, emeritus professor of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. He is the author of numerous articles and books on soils and the ecological crisis, among the most recent are the new edition of Building Soils for Better Crops (written with Harold van Es, due for publication in July 2021), Healing the Soil Carbon Rift, and Creating an Ecological Society (with Chris Williams).

This is sure to be a very informative session full of knowledge to bring balance to your farm & garden ecosystem.


N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County