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Soil Health and Nutrient Management for Spring Production

  • King and Queen Library 396 Newtown Road Saint Stephens Church, VA, 23148 United States (map)
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Soil Health and Nutrient Management for Spring Production

Thursday, February 21, 2019

9AM - 12PM

King and Queen Library

396 Newtown Rd., St. Stephens Church, Virginia

This educational workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

VSU Nutrient Management Specialist Tammy Holler and Dwight Forrester with USDA NRCS will discuss practices to help you increase your chances for success with spring crop production, including: 

  • Nutrient management in spring crop production

  • The importance of soil sampling and understanding the results. A demonstration of the the proper method of taking and preparing a soil sample for shipment will be conducted if time permits.

  • Water management (irrigation) and using tensiometers to avoid under- or over-watering

  • Benefits of cover crops to soil erosion and fertility, and NRCS programs available to improve soil and water quality.


For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach Program Agent Tracy Porter at (804) 481-2566 or tporter@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

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 Small Farm Outreach Program office (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Sponsored by Three Rivers Soil & Water Conservation District (serving the counties of Essex, King & Queen and King William) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.