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Soil Management Workshop

Soil Management Workshop 2016

Soil Management Workshop 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016 (Registration extended to Monday, Aug. 29 at 12 noon)
London area, Middlesex
8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Join the OMAFRA Soil Team as we delve into the wealth of information at your fingertips from soil maps and aerial photography to field interpretations. Explore the connections between soil health, soil type and management system to develop field specific strategies.

While still featuring soil pits and loads of hands-on, in-field activities, the workshop has been revised to offer new information and opportunities for repeat soil workshop participants.

Subject Areas Planned:

  • Interpreting Soil Maps
  • Soil Variability — Where and Why?
  • Soil Biology
  • Soil Health Diagnostics
  • Soil Erosion: Managing Runoff

The program will feature both classroom exercises and in-field activities.

Cost: $80.00 OR $60.00 for Ontario Soil and Crop Members

Registration Includes:
Lunch — Refreshments — Reference Materials

  • A confirmation letter and map to the meeting location will be sent by email/fax to all registrants.
  • Dress appropriately (i.e., work boots, hat, bug spray, sun-screen).
  • Bring your own KNIFE or SOIL TROWEL (larger equipment

For more information:
Contact the Woodstock OMAFRA Resource Centre at

8:15 – 8:45 Registration
8:50 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:00 – 9:30 Area Soils and Introduction to the Farm
9:30 – 9:45 Travel by bus to the field
9:45 – 12:00 In field exploration of soils, soil challenges and variability
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch – catered
1:15 – 3:15 Infield exercises on drainage, soil structure, soil health, soil erosion control and soil management practices
3:30 Safe trip home!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Brochure and Registration Form

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