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Land of the Living Soil: TCO Chapter 4 Hosted Field Day

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Field Day at the Farm of Margaret Morrisette at Pasqua Lake in Saskatchewan.

Hosted by TCO SK Chapter 4
with help from SaskOrganics

$35 per guest

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PROGRAM:

Presentation from Saskatchewan Crop Insurance

Topic: organic crop insurance coverage and how to make sure you have it!

The Story from Down Under – Exploring soil below the surface

Presented by Kevin Elmy

This soil presentation will include:

Demonstrations

Comparing Soil Profiles between cropland & grassland

Soil Slake Testing – demonstrating soil aggregates  (bring your dried soil sample – 0-6 inches with min. 5 day air drying)

Exploration

Soil Tests – what they mean and how to use them.

Soil Cover and Plant Diversity- the importance year-round

Fungal/bacterial ratios  – the important of balance

Weeds – what we can learn

Kicking the Dirt

Lots of time for famers talking with farmers before supper

Supper at 5:30

Beef, bun, salads, baked beans,  baked potato & all the fixings

A Note on the Speakers:

Kevin Elmy is a well-known and popular agrologist (and farmer) who has worked in western Canada and Australia, studying and teaching farmers about alternate ways of dealing with soil cover and weeds.  He is the author of two books – “Not Just Dirt” and “Cover Cropping in Western Canada”.

Kevin is an exciting speaker who engages folks and delights in answering challenging questions.  Well worth your afternoon – come enjoy the day.

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Michelle at michelle@saskorganic.com

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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