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Promoting Behavior Change for Soil Health: Insights From Recent Social Science Research

The Soil Health Research Forum – Behavior Change, Baseline Data and Best Management Practices (BMPs) event will:

  • share recent research findings related to soil health;
  • spotlight projects supporting implementation of Ontario’s soil strategy; and
  • promote knowledge-sharing between researchers and decision-makers.

Researchers will provide research findings, including those funded through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs open research programs and under the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.

Presenters include:

  • researchers from the University of Guelph and University of Waterloo;
  • the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA); and
  • keynote speaker Dr. Jay Arbuckle from Iowa State University.

See all speaker biographies.

Research presentation topics will provide updates on:

  • Factors influencing farmer adoption of soil health BMPs including the roles of social networks and peer learning groups;
  • Baseline information on soil including topsoil sampling insights, digital soil mapping, and soil biology;
  • Soil health BMPs including nitrogen and phosphorus management, cover crop varieties and management; and more.

This event will be of interest to the agri-food industry, government, NGOs, and academia.

We have applied for and hope to offer Certified Crop Adviser Continuing Education for this event.

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