KENTON – Hardin Country OSU Extension is holding two workshops in its Soil Health Workshop Series in April.
There will be a workshop for beginners on Monday April 4th. Morning topics for the first workshop will be soil ecology and nutrient cycling, soil compaction and the economic importance of soil health.
Afternoon topics for the first workshop will include conserving nutrients in the soil and getting cover crops started.
The second workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning topics for the second workshop will include setting up a no-till planter, adapting to harsh weather, making no-till corn successful, and learning about beneficial microbes.
Afternoon topics include fertilization for higher yields with micronutrients, the use of humic compounds to improve fertilizer and plant growth, and pest control (weeds, insects and diseases) .
Both workshops will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office, 1021 Lima St #103, Kenton.
Jim Hoorman of Hoorman Soil Health Services will be the keynote presenter.
Participation is limited to 25 participants for each workshop. The cost of each workshop will be $25. You can register by calling the Hardin County OSU Extension Office at 419-674-2297. Registration is requested before April 1st. Participants can register for one or both workshops.