Evaluating Organic Inputs for Improving Soil Health in Blueberry Systems

Join eOrganic for a webinar about soil amendments in organic blueberry production. It takes place on April 12, 2023 at 11AM Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. 

Register now at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nsB56NOKS52LfGiFRcy3UA


About the Webinar

This webinar will discuss the suitability of different locally available organic materials to improve the quality of sandy and calcareous soils of eastern Oregon and Washington and improve organic blueberry production. More specifically, we are looking at impacts of different organic amendments on physical, chemical, and biological health of soils, which are instrumental to sustainably manage soil resources to promote future cultivation. Results from this study will not only help in determining best management practices and optimal amendments for improving soil health but also increase resource use efficiency by utilizing the locally available waste materials which will help foster grower profitability.

About the Presenter

Shikha Singh is originally from India and currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. She is working on investigating the hydrological, microbiological, and geochemical processes influenced by various soil organic amendments in northern highbush blueberry systems and evaluating the various amendments for overall soil health.

Published March 3, 2023

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.