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Soil Management Workshop


Soil Management Workshop

APRIL 25, 2018
8:30am - 2:30pm

Virginia State University
L Douglas Wilder Building

Presenters include Dr. Leonard Githinji, Dr. Greg Evanylo, and Dr. Mark Reiter

Join VSU's Sustainable & Urban Agriculture program and Virginia Cooperative Extension for a workshop to include:

•    Sustainable soil management practices including soil water management
•    Soil fertility, including nutrient cycling
•    Composting & Vermiculture
•    Soil amendments

•    How to sample a soil for nutrient analysis
•    How to measure soil water for irrigation scheduling
•    How to construct compost piles with correct moisture and temperature thresholds


Soil Physical Properties and Water Management - Leonard Githinji, Ph.D., Urban Agriculture Specialist

Plant Nutrition/Nutrient ManagementMark Reiter, Ph.D., Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist

Composting, Vermiculture and Soil Amendments for Urban Agriculture - Greg Evanylo, Ph.D., School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

This event is free and open to the public.

For directions and a map of VSU Campus, click here.

Contact the VSU Cooperative Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources program office at (804) 524-5960 or email

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources program office at or call (804) 524-5960 /TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.