What are the key differences between organic and conventional soil fertility management? What nutrient management approaches commonly used by organic producers? This session will present basic concepts to help you work with organic producers and improve soil nutrient status. We will place special emphasis on nitrogen management and tools organic growers use to manage this critical nutrient cycle. We will also provide resources that you can use to learn about organic nutrient management. Join organic farmer Carmen Fernholz and soil scientist Julie Grossman for this valuable webinar to enhance your toolbox for organic nutrient management!

CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Carmen Fernholz
A-Frame Farm

Carmen Fernholz and his wife Sally operate a 425-acre, organic, cash-grain farm near Madison, Minnesota. They grow row crops of corn and soybeans and small grains and alfalfa hay. Carmen started farming in 1971 and was first certified organic in 1976. He also presently serves as an organic research coordinator for the University of Minnesota working primarily with cash grain crops, and is involved with many collaborative organic research projects on his farm.

Julie Grossman
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota

Julie Grossman is a soil scientist in the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science who specializes in the soil fertility of organic cropping systems. Her work emphasizes improved management of plant-soil-microbe relationships in organic systems, especially the use of legumes to help provide nitrogen to crops. Dr. Grossman comes most recently from a faculty position in the Department of Soil Science at NC State University, where she spent 7 years working in soil fertility management of organic farming systems. She holds an M.S. in Soil Science and Ph.D. in Agronomy and Plant Genetics from the University of Minnesota, and was an NSF Post-doctoral Fellow at Cornell University.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
December 01, 2015
Nutrient Management
Speaker Information
Carmen Fernholz   [ view bio ]
Julie Grossman   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society of Agronomy
Nutrient Management : 1.00
Soil Science Society of America
Professional Meetings: 1.00
Member/Certified Professional Price:$25.00
Non-Member Price:$40.00