Soil Health and Biologicals for Plant Growth, Disease and Pest Management
Probiotics aren’t just for people any more. In their natural environments, plants, trees and turf grow in microbial rich environments, and they are very dependent on the their natural biology for nutrients and disease suppression, amongst other things. Advances with biologicals for disease and pest control have also dramatically changed organics and IPM growing programs with new “silver bullet” products that kill the pest, not the rest. Although we supplement nutrients (fertilizers) in our farming practices, it is not a common practice to supplement the vital probiotics in the same manner. This course section will discuss why microbes are so important to soil health and how to integrate these natural probiotics to improve the quality, health, growth of your plants.
Instructor - Joe Magazzi
Founder and owner of a green company that promotes organic, biological products for landscapers, farmers, greenhouse growers, arborists and golf course superintendents. Conceived and financed a start up company that generated profits in one year. Technical adviser to growers integrating biological products into their treatment programs. Development of application plans for growers and turf care professionals integrating biologicals into their practices. Frequent guest lecturer on biologicals in across the United States. Involved in many philanthropic and community causes including The North Branford High School Growing Program (growing advisor), Roses for Autism (product donation and technical advice), and Grow the Greenhouse.
Tuition: $30 - BUY TICKETS HERE
Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Date: March 16th
Location: Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center
Center for Ethical Biodiversity, 5268 Sound Ave, Riverhead