Sep 5, 2019Free soil health symposiums planned for Michigan, Ontario
Free soil health symposiums for growers, retailers and agronomists later this month will be hosted by A&L Canada Laboratories.
The afternoon events will be held twice – in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept. 25, and in London, Ontario, on Sept. 26.
The events will feature a variety of presentations. James White, Jr., professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey will share his research findings on endophytic microbes and their potential applications in crop management systems, according to a press release from A&L. A&L Research Lab Director Soledad Saldias will highlight what the company has learned from its soil health research program and what it means for commercial crop production. A&L Founder and CEO, Greg Patterson will detail the new VitTellus Soil Health test and recommendation package. Based on eight years of research and field trials, VitTellus soil health index has shown a 90% correlation between certain soil health factors and crop yields.
The event is free, but A&L is encouraging participants to register online.
Here are the agendas for the events:
- Noon -5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Crossroads Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Noon -5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Western Fair, Carousel Room, London, Ontario
Noon– 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments.
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Soil Health Research Update – James White, Rutgers University
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. A&L Research on Soil Health – Soledad Saldias
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. VitTellus Soil Health – Greg Patterson
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Q&A session and Refreshments