Using manure-based compost on your vegetable fields? Join our panel to make sure you've got all the right bases covered. Manure-based compost is a fabulous fertilizer and soil health aid when used correctly, but there's a lot to consider when using it responsibly... This is particularly true for vegetable farmers. Join our panel of experts to learn the ins and outs of responsible manure-based compost usage so you can apply it with confidence!
In this webinar, we will cover: timing and method of application, food safety implications, and how to identify and source high-quality compost...along with nutrient management, soil fertility, and soil health considerations.
The panel will consist of:
Hana Newcomb, Farmer Owner/Operator, Potomac Vegetable Farm
Brian Kalmbach, Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Maryland
Lindsay Gilmour, Food Safety Expert, Chesapeake Harvest
Lisa Garfield, Soil Health Expert, Future Harvest & MAC
Dr. Gary Felton, Compost Expert, University of Maryland
This webinar is funded by USDA NIFA under grant #: 2018-70020-28868/project accession #: 1017262.