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Soil sampling Lawrence/Mississippi State University

Louisiana soil health, cover crop conferences set for January

Topics to be addressed include soil testing and interpretation, soil fertility and health, cover crop variety selection and management, water quality and management.

Two conferences scheduled for January in Louisiana will feature information on soil health, cover crops, and other row crop and forage issues.

The LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are planning the events.

The first conference will be on Jan. 23 at the Hampton Inn in West Monroe, and the second on Jan. 24 at the DeWitt Livestock Show Facility near the LSU Alexandria campus. Both will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no registration charge, and the public is invited. Farmers, landowners, and personnel of state and federal agriculture agencies are encouraged to attend.

Topics to be addressed include soil testing and interpretation, soil fertility and health, cover crop variety selection and management, water quality and management.

Participants will receive credit for Phase 2 of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program. Certified Master Farmers and certified crop advisers who attend will receive continuing education credit.

Pre-registration is required and may be completed at http://bit.ly/2AWdHdV for the West Monroe conference and at http://bit.ly/2zQ2s2W for the Alexandria conference.

For more information, contact James Hendrix at (318) 235-7198 or Donna Morgan at (318) 613-9278.

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