Healthy soil workshop slated for Nov. 24

Staff report

The Madison Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host a Soil Health Workshop at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Madison County Engineer’s Conference Room, 831 U.S. Route 42 NE, London.

The workshop will provide information on crop nutrient requirements and how to maintain a healthy level of nutrients in the soil.

The speaker is Harrold Watters, OSU Extension agronomy field specialist. Participants are encouraged to bring two soil samples, which will be sent into a soil lab for testing for free (a $28 value). Soil sample bags and instructions will be provided. If you want your results at the meeting, please turn in the samples one week prior.

“When reviewing the legislation regulating farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin and other “watersheds in distress,” it is prudent to consider whether you would be prepared if this legislation were passed in Madison County,” a spokesperson said. “The management of the nutrients on your farm is vitally important. A key piece in controlling nutrient runoff is knowing your soil test results and understanding the Tri-State Fertility Guide recommendations.”

To sign up, call Julia Cumming at 740-852-4003, opt. 3 or email as space is limited. The session is free and includes breakfast.

The workshop is funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Staff report