February 7, 2023
How to use soil microbes to a producer’s benefit is the focus of the 2023 No-Till Texas Soil Health Symposium in Lubbock, Feb. 14-15, says Muleshoe producer and No-Till Texas Vice President Kelly Kettner.
Opening the event, Tim Lasalle, California State University, Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Resilient Systems co-founder, will present, “Building the World We Need: Regenerative Agriculture.”
Attendees will receive 10 IPM CEUs. “We are excited about this because we will be talking about ways to manage pests other than with pesticides,” says Kettner. “It’s also a good reward to attendees for taking two days of their time to attend the conference.
“We are also going to talk about moisture management strategies that help us in our in a semi-arid climate and the importance of livestock integration for soil health."
Several South Plains producers are headlining the event. The producers and their presentation topics are as follows:
Kris Verett, Cone- Growing 80-inch Cotton and Multi-Species Covers in a No-Till System
Lacy Vardeman, Lubbock- Choices, Choices, We Have So Many!
Stephen Harms, Seminole- In Search of a Bright Future Beyond Irrigation
Tate Greer, Floydada, and agronomist Jeff Miller, ForeFront Agronomy- Less is More with Wide Row Cotton, Grains and Covers
Steve Verett, Lubbock- Adapting to Changing Conditions on the Farm
Also on the agenda are the following guest speakers:
John Zak, Texas Tech University- Mindfulness: Do We Actually Know How Soil Microbes Respond to Changing Conditions and What Then Happens?
Brandt Underwood, NRCS- Rainfall Simulator
Rob Cook, Bamert Seed and Society for Range Management- What Can Native Grasses Teach Us About our Cropping Systems?
Gary Zimmer, author and producer, Lone Rock, Wis- Soil Fertility and Health with Less Dependence on Inputs
The symposium, which will be held at the Overton Hotel, will conclude with a panel discussion. “All of the symposium’s guest speakers will participate in the panel,” Kettner says. “This will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.”
To register, view the agenda or videos from past symposiums, visit https://www.no-tilltexas.com/register.
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