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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00am to 1:00pm
Westchester County Center 198 Central Avenue White Plains NY
Most plants can’t survive without soil, and people can’t survive without plants. In recognition of the importance of soil, the United Nations has proclaimed 2015 to be the International Year of Soils. This workshop will focus on the relationship between soil and plants and how soils can be improved for the benefit of plants.
Start with the Soil: The Groundwork for Healthy Plants
Stephanie Murphy, PhD, Director of the Soil Testing Laboratory at Rutgers University/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Weird Science: Addressing Plant Symptoms Related to Soils
Tamson Yeh, PhD, Pest Management and Turf Specialist for Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Strategies for Remediating Compromised Soils in the Landscape
Nina Bassuk, PhD, Professor and Program Leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
Composting to Reduce the Waste Stream and Make a Great Soil Amendment
Jean Bonhotal, Director of the Waste Management Institute at Cornell University, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
Westchester County Department of Planning
Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Westchester County
The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College