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Healthy Soils, Healthy Plants: Laying the Groundwork for Success

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

Sponsored by:

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

Pre-registration required.

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horticulture, sips



$35 (pre-registration required)

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