(02/23/22) ST. JOSEPH, La. — The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a soil health forum on March 2.
The forum is supported by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and National Resource Conservation Service. The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation awarded a grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund a four-year research project on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields.
The primary goal of the forum is to highlight and demonstrate best management practices to improve water quality and soil health, while simultaneously increasing productivity and soil sustainability.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Northeast Research Station, located at 4589 Hwy. 605 St. Joseph, Louisiana. The event will begin at 9 a.m. There is no cost to attend.
The event will include field tours and an open forum and cover a variety of topics including cover crop termination and seeding rates, soil fertility and nutrient management, using cash crops for fall cover crops, water quality monitoring, conventional versus minimum tillage and weed control and termination.
A sign-in sheet will be available at registration for producers to receive Phase 2 credit and continuing education credits for certified Master Farmers. Credits will also be given for certified crop advisors in attendance for the entire forum.
For more information, contact AgCenter conservation agronomist James Hendrix at email@example.com or 318-766-3769, Dennis Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-267-6709 or AgCenter soil scientist Lisa Fultz at email@example.com or 225-366-8863.
The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a soil health forum on March 2. Photo by V. Todd Miller/ LSU AgCenter
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