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    PodcastSpud Smart Webinar & Podcast - Soil Health

    Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast – Soil Health

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    Potato production can disrupt the soil in a very aggressive way, but there are a number of agronomic measures farmers can follow to bolster soil health.

    In this webinar, we will talk about practices to help increase the soil’s capacity for potato production, including:
    • Why organic matter is important for soil structure.
    • How biodiversity in the soil can help suppress soil-borne disease and pest pathogens.
    • Using cover crops, minimizing tillage and going to longer rotations.
    • Integrating livestock into the system.

    Speakers:
    • Bob Larkin, Research Plant Pathologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, New England Plant, Soil and Water Lab
    • Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO, Soil Health Institute
    • Janet Kanters, Managing Editor with Spud Smart

    Sponsored By:
    BASF
    McCain

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