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Bradford Research Center holds a Soil Health Expo Aug. 13-14. 

2014 Soil Health Expo Agenda

“Rebuilding Soil for a Changing Climate”

August 13, 9 am to 5 pm

9 a.m.          Opening; Tim Reinbott, Bradford Research Center; J.R. Flores, USDA-NRCS

9-9:30 a.m.         Why soil health matters and climatic interactions with soil. Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri (MU)

9:30-10 a.m.       Climate change and effects on agriculture: TBA, MU Climatology Dept.

10 a.m.-noon     Field tours (same tours will be repeated the following day- each participant can only do one tour/day)

Tour 1

Tim Reinbott (MU), Mark Abney (NRCS), Dr. Randy Miles (MU), Kayla Wolf (MU)- soil pits, rooting, cover crops, earthworms

Tour 2

Dr. Brent Myers (MU), Bruce Burdick (MU), Linus Rothermich (producer), Luke Linnenbringer (producer), Ray Wright (MU), Terry Woods (MU)- soil and plant interactions, farmers discuss cover crop,  rainfall runoff demo, cover crop and herbicide interactions, pollinators

12-12:30 p.m.          Lunch available for purchase from on-site vendors

12:30-1 p.m.       Rainfall infiltration demo and water infiltration information-Ray Wright (MU)

1-2 p.m.         Keynote speaker Terry Taylor- no-till and cover crop innovator from Illinois

2-2:15 p.m.         Break

2:15- 4 p.m.        Lauren Cartwright (NRCS)- economics of cover crops

Dr. Kristin Veum (USDA-ARS)- soil biology

Dr. Nigel Hoilett (NW MO State University)- glyphosate and soil biology

Jerry Kaiser (NRCS)- cover crop study results

4-5 p.m.         Terry Taylor on 2nd topic

August 14, 9 am to 5 pm

9 a.m           Call to order

9-10 a.m.       Keynote Keith Berns (Green Cover Seed)- cover crop innovator from Nebraska

10 a.m.-noon     Tours

12-12:30 p.m.          Lunch available for purchase from on-site vendors

12:30-1 p.m.       View plots of cover crops

1:00-1:45 p.m.       Keith Berns on 2nd subject

1:45-2 p.m.              Break

2-2:45 p.m.        MDC, DNR, NRCS programs for cover crops and soil health

2:45- 3:30 p.m.       Dr. Jack Schulz (MU Life Science Center Director)- plant interactions and the environment

3:30-5 p.m.        Linus Rothermich, Luke Linnenbringer, cover crop experiences from two mid-Missouri farmers

Event Details

  • Kyle J Spradley
  • Jan C. (MU-Student) Eddy

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