Intro to Soil Health & Restoration
New to the concepts of soil health? Is it just no-till and cover crops? Kent Solberg will cover some soil science basics and provide you with a solid foundation on soil health. If you plan to attend other sessions on soil health or the Midwest Soil Health Summit, this session is a great place to start. If you have been practicing soil health management techniques for a while, it will be a good review of fundamental concepts and applications.
Organic Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila: Going Beyond Sprays in Berry Crops
Dr. Andy Petran is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota. He is a specialist in organic small fruit production, and currently manages all Minnesota sites in a multi-University project investigating organic control of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii, SWD) along with Dr. Mary Rogers. Andy spent 3 years investigating season extension techniques for strawberry production in the Upper Midwest, and now focuses on blueberries and fall-bearing raspberries.
Join SFA LIvestock and Grazing Specialist Kent Solberg, beef producers Ivan and Dayle Reinke and shepherd Lynn Mizner will discuss techniques for wintering livestock in northern climates, including large and small rumenants, hogs and chickens. There will be a follow-up field day to be arranged.