PULLMAN, Wash. – The benefits of recycling organic materials as soil amendments will be the focus of the latest in Washington State University Extension’s “Research Working for You” webinar series. “Closing the Recycling Loop through Organic Amendments in Agriculture and Gardens” will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, at http://breeze.wsu.edu/research_that_works_for_you/.
Presented by WSU soil scientist Craig Cogger, the session will deal with recycling organic materials such as animal manures, composts and biosolids to feed plants, improve soil physical and biological properties and contribute to soil carbon sequestration. Cogger will discuss the research and guidelines on choosing amendments based on nitrogen availability, carbon sequestration potential and handling nutrient imbalances in organic amendments. He also will give an update on herbicide issues in some compost.
The webinar is free and open to the public.