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APRIL 7, 2016: SOIL TESTING AND FERTILITY MANAGEMENT

The goal of this class, taught by Zach Wolf,  is to have participants work through the process of drafting soil management plans.  We will look at example soil tests and go through the process of calculating amendment application rates.  The latter part will cover how to integrate soil mineral amendments with the management of cover crops, compost, mulches and inoculates to create a holistic soil management plan.  We will talk about pasture management, but the bulk of the class is specific for vegetable growers.

Soils Testing and Fertility ManagementApril 7, 2016
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Pocantico Hills, NY

Workshops are free and open to the public. To register, contact Laurie at laurief@stonebarnscenter.org.

Growing up in Northwest Connecticut, Zach Wolf was surrounded by farms and protected land. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.S. in biology, Zach returned to Connecticut to work at Whippoorwill Farm, a 400-acre grass-fed beef operation. From 2009 – 2011, he served as field foreman at Stone Barns Center, and then went on to co-manage The Locusts on Hudson, an 80-acre estate in Staatsburg, N.Y., where he has raised livestock, vegetables and herbs and developed an on-farm apprentice-training program.  While co-managing in Straatsburg, Zach directed the Growing Farmers Initiative at Stone Barns for a year before returning to The Locusts full time.

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