Place -Santa Paula Community Center-530 W. Main Street Santa Paula Ca.
Full Seminar Fee $35 before Oct. 8
Time from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Presented by: The Dietrick Institute for Applied Insect Ecology
Sponsored by: Ventrua County Lighthouse Farm Network,Committee for
Sustainable Agriculture and UC Cooperative Extension.
Soil Ecology-Scientific Basis for Biological Farming and Natural Control
of Soil Insects and Diseases.
Dr. Elaine Ingham Oregon State University
Tuesday October 15,1996 11am-3pm
for Citrus,Avocado,Strawberry and Vegetable Growers,Landscape
Installers,Researchers,Crop and pest control Advisors.
Soil ecologists,using new high-tech microscopic techniques, have begun to
discover the importance of soil foodwebs as a prime indicator of
ecosystem health. Plants profoundly affect and are affected by soil
organic matter and nutrient cycling. Food web nutrient cycling starts
with root exudates and the varying needs of carbon and nitrogen at each
microbe tropic level.
Composts,compost teas and mulches have different effects on plants.Good
soil for each crop has measurable numbers and ratios of bacterial or
fungal biomass or activity,protozoa and beneficial nematodes,and nematode
maturity indices.The goal of soil ecologists is to develop bioassay
techniques and an expanding database to manage soil foodwebs that
maximize plant health and biological control. Good biological control
below ground supports good biological control above ground.
The Dietrick Institute for Applied Insect Ecology is non-profit and
promotes research and education projects in Ventrue County Ca.This Soil
Ecology Seminar will provide the scientific basis and sampling techniques
for participants in these agroecology projects and for interested
growers,advisors,researchers growers and agricultural suppliers.
Application applied for 3 CE hours for Crop & Pest Control Advisors
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