Understanding soils can be a challenging topic, and when combined with farming practices, changing weather patterns, and an expanding array of soil products, it can become even more complex.
As a result, land managers often face numerous obstacles when it comes to comprehending their soils and making informed decisions about how best to manage them. Determining where and what to test can add further complexity to this process.
The solution to these challenges was to provide a comprehensive soil workshop that combined theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on activities. By enlisting the expertise of David Hardwick, an experienced agroecologist, the workshop aimed to empower land managers to better understand their soils, identify key soil issues, and develop an effective soil management plan.
Through this workshop, land managers built their soil skills, learned to read soil tests with confidence, and built their confidence in making informed soil decisions based on their farm’s unique requirements.