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TOPP: Fundamentals of Fertility Management

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

Are you looking to increase or improve your organic growing methods? Join UMass Extension and NOFA/Mass as we review and elaborate on growing organically and up to certification standards! A mixture of in-person and online technical assistance events will be hosted throughout 2024 on the behalf of the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP).

Good soil management is at the core of any agricultural operation. The soil provides the essential nutrients for plant performance. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the differences between organic and conventional fertility management, ranging from fertilizer rate of release to crediting nutrient contributions from soil organic matter, and just how much you can rely on a microbial community to help meet fertility needs. We will also discuss how and when to collect a soil sample for soil nutrient testing, how to interpret soil test results, and the differences between a soil fertility test and a soil health test. While the topics are geared towards the needs and interests of organic growers, the information presented will provide familiar reference points for conventional growers exploring a transition to organic.

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Website:
https://www.nofamass.org/event/topp-fundamentals-of-fertility-management/

Venue

Brigham Hill Community Farm
37 Wheeler Rd
North Grafton, 01536 United States
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