University to co‑host SoilCon24 in February

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Washington State University is helping to host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge.

SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to learn science-based soil health information.

People interested in attending one of this year’s in person events are encouraged to watch an online presentation Feb. 6 on the different types of soil health projects taking place worldwide.

SoilCon participants will engage with regional soil health experts, both researchers and farmers. They will have the option to choose between attending events online or in person. The in-person events will offer regionally-specific soil health insights from experts and allow attendees a chance to connect with a community dedicated to improving soil health.

Find more information and to register now, go to the SoilCon website. SoilCon is hosted by the Washington Soil Health Initiative, a partnership between Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and the Washington State Conservation Commission.

SoilCon events schedule includes:

“Global Perspectives”

Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m.–noon, online
Explore global soil health projects and innovations from experts worldwide.

“Diversified Organic”

Thursday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m.–noon, in Puyallup and online
Learn holistic farm management strategies specific to organic systems.

“Irrigated Perennials”

Tuesday, Feb. 13, from noon–5 p.m., in Prosser and online
Navigate soil health complexities in vineyards and hop yards with the latest science.

“NW Washington Annuals”

Thursday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m.–noon, in Mount Vernon and online
Discover strategies to enhance soil health in potato-based rotations in the unique maritime climate.

“Dryland”

Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m.–noon, in Davenport and online
Dive into soil health management in the inland PNW.

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