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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Dchall_San_Antonio, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    This event will be more farm related but if you have the time and are in North Carolina, the cost is very good.

    October 20: Compost Teas, Compost, and On-farm Beneficial Microbe Extracts
    The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will present a crop production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Workshop Series on Monday, October 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agricultural Building in Pittsboro. “Compost Teas, Compost, and On-farm Beneficial Microbe Extracts” will be presented by Steve Diver, a Program Specialist from ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas), the USDA-funded national sustainable agriculture information service of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) based in Arkansas; Dr. Frank Louws, NCSU Researcher and Extension Plant Pathologist specializing in sustainable disease management for NC growers; and Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent with NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County.

    Compost, Humus, and the Living Soil

    Soil Foodweb Concepts
    Compost Methods
    Farm-scale Compost Turners
    Compost Quality and Standards
    Humified Compost
    Mineralization Rate
    Compost Application Rates
    Using Compost as an Inoculant to Improve Crop Vigor - NC Research

    Compost Teas

    History of Compost Teas
    Types of Compost Teas and Extracts
    Components of Compost Teas
    Use and Benefits of Compost Teas
    Rhizosphere and Phyllosphere Target Sites
    Rhizosphere Benefits for Microorganisms
    Soil Foodweb Concepts
    Compost Teas for Disease Suppression
    Mechanisms and Target Pathogens
    Compost Tea Production Methods
    Brewing Compost Teas
    Compost Tea Recipes
    Compost Tea Brewing Equipment: Commercial-scale and Home-made
    Minimum Standards for Compost
    Pathogen Risk Reduction
    Compost Tea Use in North Carolina - What Are Farmers Doing?

    Parallel On-farm Extracts and Beneficial Microbe Inoculation Systems

    Effective Microorganisms
    Indigenous Microorganisms
    Biodynamic Preparations
    Cow Patty Pit
    Fermented Plant Extracts
    Purchased Inputs and On-farm Inputs
    Alternative Farming Systems Tools: Nature Farming, Biodynamics, BioOrganics
    Substrate and Microbial Culture
    Benefits of Plant and Compost Extracts

    The cost of the workshop will be $20 and includes lunch and a comprehensive resource notebook. Pre-registration is required by October 10. Contact Debbie Roos at 919-542-8202 for more information. To register, complete a registration form and mail it with your check to Debbie Roos, PO Box 279, Pittsboro, NC 27312.


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