FarmOps - Soil Health Training

 Registration is closed for this event

April 28, 2022, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CCE Albany County, 24 Martin Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186 and Indian Ladder Farms, 342 Altamont Rd., Altamont, NY 

Soil health is the foundation of all agricultural operations. This training will begin with presentations on the chemical, physical, and biological aspects of soil health. It will include understanding soil health tests, and how to build soil health with cover crops and cropping systems. Soil health principles will be illustrated with table-top demonstrations. Then we’ll go into the field for demonstrations to gain a better understanding of soil health.

This workshop will include:

  • Soil Health Principles 
  • Understanding the Cornell Soil Health Test and Soil Maps 
  • Cover Crops & Cropping Systems 
  • Table-Top Soil Health Demonstrations 
  • Slake test
  • Porosity Demonstration
  • Soil Ribbon – Soil Texture Test
  • Solvita Field Soil CO2 Test
  • Soil Profile Demo
  • Soil Compaction test
  • Water infiltration test
  • Soil Sampling demonstration
  • Appropriate Tillage & Machinery Discussion
  • Root Health
  • Soil Organisms sampling

Veterans can attend this workshop free of charge. Pre-registration is still required.

$40 for the first person attending, $20 for each additional person for residents of the CAAHP team area (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Washington Counties).

$60 for the first person attending, $20 for each additional person for residents outside the CAAHP team area (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Washington Counties)

Current CDC guidelines will be followed. 

 

 

When
April 28th, 2022 9:00 AM through  3:00 PM
Location
CCE Albany Co., 24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186-12186
United States
Contact
Phone: 5187653518
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee residents of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Washington Counties $ 40.00
Event Fee residents of all other counties $ 60.00
Additional person $ 20.00
Veterans attend free of charge $ 0.00