A&L events

Sep 5, 2019
A&L to hold soil health symposiums in Michigan, Ontario

A&L Canada Laboratories will host free soil health symposiums for growers, retailers and agronomists later this month.

The afternoon events will be held twice – in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept. 25, and in London, Ontario, on Sept. 26.

The events will feature a variety of presentations. James White, Jr., professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey will share his research findings on endophytic microbes and their potential applications in crop management systems, according to a press release from A&L. A&L Research Lab Director Soledad Saldias will highlight what the company has learned from its soil health research program and what it means for commercial crop production. A&L Founder and CEO, Greg Pattersonwill detail the new VitTellus Soil Health test and recommendation package. Based on eight years of research and field trials, VitTellus soil health index has shown a 90% correlation between certain soil health factors and crop yields.

The event is free, but A&L is encouraging participants to register online.

Here are the agendas for the events:

  • Noon -5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Crossroads Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Noon pm -5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Western Fair, Carousel Room, London, Ontario

Noon– 1 p.m.                      Lunch and refreshments.
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.              Welcome & Introductions
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.         Soil Health Research Update – James White, Rutgers University
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         A&L Research on Soil Health – Soledad Saldias
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.         Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.         VitTellus Soil Health – Greg Patterson
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.         Q&A session and Refreshments




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