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Soil Health Field Day in Harlan, Indiana to Help Farmers Adopt New Practices

Soil Health Field Day in Harlan, Indiana to Help Farmers Adopt New Practices

By SHP Staff on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is co-hosting a field day in Harlan, Indiana on Wednesday, September 4 to provide farmers an opportunity to learn from their peers and answer tough questions on adopting new soil health practices.

Practices that improve soil health are taking on elevated importance as a means to protect topsoil, helping farmers manage extreme weather, increase profitability, protect water quality, and sequester carbon. 

This Soil Health Field Day will feature Dr. Clapperton, a Soil Health Biologist and owner of Rhizoterra, Inc. showcasing root and soil interactions using a rainfall simulation. Dr. Clapperton  will compare different cropping management systems and how their root associations compare.

Other topics at this session will include a hands-on demonstration magnifying mycorrhizae root associations and using handheld microbiometers to understand the microbe biosphere within soils. Cover cropping equipment, best management practices for cover cropping, and cover cropping comparisons will also be discussed. 

The September 4 event will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Roemke Farms. 


12125 State Road 101

Harlan, IN 46743

“Implementing soil health practices is becoming more important than ever with the weather volatility we are seeing across all growing regions. We are looking forward to the field day at Roemke Farms and discussing important issues for Indiana farmers,” said SHP Field Manager for Northern Indiana, Alex Fiock. 

The field day, co-sponsored by Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Purdue University Extension, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, includes a complimentary lunch. To register for the field day in Harlan, In., click here

An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the Soil Health Partnership works closely with diverse organizations including commodity groups, industry, foundations, federal agencies, universities and well-known environmental groups toward common goals.