In this workshop, we will cover the Evergreen Revolution, soil health, and the interaction between plants and the soil microbiome. This full day session will focus on soil endophytes and their role in nitrogen fixation and nitrogen use efficiency. We will also present new soil health research from A&L Biological and how to use this technology in crop production and sustainable agriculture.
Over the past 25 years, A&L Canada has implemented and researched nitrogen models for variable rate technology (VRT). These models will be discussed in terms of efficiency and evolution over that period. We will also look at more recent research initiatives such as our soil health index (SHI), soil moisture, and a nitrogen model for VRT that includes an understanding of how we can promote nitrogen fixing endophytes to increase our nitrogen use efficiency.
Fertility programs can have a significant impact on microbial soil health, disease suppression, and nutrient acquisition in plants. We will talk specifically about nutrient availability in soil, optimum levels, and the effect of those levels on microbial activity.
Dr. Keri Wang and Greg Patterson will provide an update on our disease diagnostic capabilities and new tools to detect diseases in crop production.