Event Details

SLOW DIRT

Time: January 25, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Location: UNC Charlotte - Center City
Street: 320 E. 9th Street
City/Town: Charlotte
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/clFMr
Event Type: farmers, workshop
Organized By: Slow Food Charlotte, genycase@slowfoodcharlotte.org
Latest Activity: Jan 15

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Event Description

Incorporating Albrecht Soil Fertility into Sustainable Farming Practices
Speaker:
Alan Perry, Farm Technologies Network
   * 5th generation family farmer
   * Over 40 years of Agronomy experience
   * International Certified Crop Advisor, ASA
         * 40 crops
         * 17 countries
         * Sustainable, Conventional, & Organic fertility advisor
    *Organic Valley Consultant
Topics:
Interpreting Soil Test
Cations, Anions, CEC, TEC, Alan will cover the meaning and importance of all information disclosed on your soil test results.
Strategies and Challenges in Southeast Soils
What are the challenges for producing high quality local food in our region? We will discuss how climate effects soil fertility, nutrient availability, microbial life and what you can do to manage climate impact. 
Soil minerals, biology, and economics
Minerals, fertilizers, amendments, and manures how they vary, impact, and affect soil life. Organic, Eco, and Conventional fertilizers, the options and best choices for your farm.
Farming in the Information Age
Composting, cover cropping, crop rotations, cultivating, humates, no tilling, foliar feeding, season extensions, plant spacing, GAP regulations. Are you flooded with information? Let's talk about how to put it all together into a manageable farming system
REGISTRATION FEE $15 
R.S.V.P. - genycase@slowfoodcharlotte.org by 1-19-14

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