The MU Extension Bradford Research Center with hold a Soil Health Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Lamar on Wednesday, March 5, at Thiebuad Auditorium. This workshop will give basic knowledge of how soil works and how management practices affect the services that soil provides.
Knowing the secrets to your soil will help you determine the practices that best fit your farm and your management goals. Researchers and MU Extension specialists will speak on the following topics: Soil Biology Demystified-learn how microbial life is needed for crop nutrient uptake; Dynamic properties of soil translated-managing for soil structure can help crops withstand drought; Cover Crops rationalized-a great tool for improving soil health but just one part of the whole picture; Management techniques analyzed-learn how to protect the greatest resource on your farm. Cost for the workshop is $10, with checks being payable to “Soil Health Workshop”. Contact the Barton County Extension office 417-682-3579 for registration information or mail registrations to Jill Staples, Soil Health Workshop, MU-BREC, 4968 Rangeline Rd. Columbia, Mo. 65201.