In a normal year, the Adams County Conservation District would host an annual Soil Quality Meeting that would be attended by well over 100 farmers, agency folks and vendors. It is an opportunity for farmers to brag or lament on the past year, compare ideas, hear about new soil health practices and products, and learn about recent field trials and university research.

The pandemic forced a change in how we held the meeting, but meet we did. On March 2, 2021, the district, along with the Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association held a virtual meeting to talk about using the right nutrient source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place. The idea is to apply nutrients when crops need it the most.

Vy Trinh is the nutrient management technician for the Adams County Conservation District. She can be reached at 717-334-0636 extension 3045.

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