Soil Health Academy at Wea Creek Orchard

Center for the Environment
July 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wea Creek Orchard

Description

Join Purdue Ag faculty and C4E affiliates at Wea Creek Orchard for a free soil health and agronomy field day on July 27!

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 am – Sign in, Coffee truck, mingle

8:30 am – Welcome & Beginning announcements

9:00 am – 9:45 am  – 1st Station – Dale Strickler, GreenCover Agronomist – Soil Health w/ Cover Crops

10:00 am – 10:45 am – 2nd Station – Joe Rorick, Conservation Agronomist  & Angie Miller – Rural Conservationist – Soil Assessment, Watershed and Government progams

11:00 am – 11:45 am – 3rd Station – Micheal McNeill, PhD – Soil Health as it pertains to Human Health Noon – 1:00 pm – Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 pm     PG order tent/Transitional Remarks/Soil Health Academy Farm Tour

Indiana Horticultural Society

1:00 – 1:30 pm   Welcome – Thomas Roney, president, Indiana Horticultural Society; Welcome –Purdue Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture  Preview of the Indiana Horticultural Conference – Petrus Langenhoven; Intro to the farm – Perry Kirkham

1:30 – 1:50 pm     Managing for healthy soil and plant microbiomes – Lori Hoagland

2:00 – 2:20 pm     Pumpkins and weed management. Liz Maynard and  Stephen Meyers

2:30 – 2:50 pm     Pollinators and pollination – Christian Krupke and Khalil Jahed

3:00 – 3:20 pm     Break – ice-cream available

3:30 – 3:50 pm     Best practices for social media - Ariana Torres

4:00 – 4:20 pm     Young tree management - Tristand Tucker

4:30  – 4:50 pm     Apple orchard systems – Peter Hirst

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