Polk SWCD: Workshop: Biology for Soil Health

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Polk Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a “Biology for Soil Health Workshop” on July 10th in Indianola at the Middleswart Lodge.  We will learn about how soil biology affects soil and crop functions, view soil biology under the microscope and explore ideas on how to increase biology in the soil using cover crops, compost (Johnson-Su bioreactor) and compost extracts.  We will showcase local farmers that are currently using regenerative principles using soil biology.  We will also include a short Workshop on how to build a Johnson-Su Bioreactor and a Tour of a local Compost Company – Midwest Soil Restore. This is an indoor event with lunch being served.

What to expect:

  • Learn the importance of soil biology
  • How to increase the biology on your farm
  • How to incorporate regenerative ag strategies
  • Value of compost and soil amendments
  • Integrating cover crops for soil health
  • Workshop on building your own Johnson Su composter



July 10, 2024 at 9:30am - 3pm
Middleswart Lodge at Annett Nature Center
15875 118th Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
United States
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