Diggin’ Deeper: Building Soils for Better Crops, A 'How to' Series for All Land Managers

Friday, October 28 2011

Location: Brammer Building, Lewiston, Idaho

A how-to seminar saries for land managers will be offered by University of Idaho Extension in Nez Perce County the first three Thursday evenings in November  from 5 to 8 p.m. The sessions will meet at the Brammer Building at 1225 Idaho St. in Lewiston.
The fee is $10 per session or $25 for the series of three.
The scheduled sessions and topics include:

  • Nov. 3, Building Soils by Washington State University soil scientists Tabitha Brown and Lynn Carpenter-Boggs. Instructors will discuss the practical applications available for ecological soil management, focusing on soil organic matter management, resulting in healthy and high yielding crops.
  • Nov. 10, Sustainable Pasture Management by Jim Church of University of Idaho Extension and Melissa Lines of Skylines Farms. Instructors will discuss the pros and cons of pasture crop species choices and effective use of rotational and targeted grazing for better pasture management, specifically as they relate to nutrient and weed management.
  • Nov. 17, Cover Crops by Pamela Pavek of the USDA Plant Materials Center and Diana Roberts of Washington State University Extension. Instructors will discuss various cover crop species options and their relative ability to provide land managers will a variety of benefits, including effective weed control, essential crop nutrients, and improve soil structure.

A total of 24 Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units are available. More information is available at www.uidaho.edu/extension/nezperce/agriculture