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Understanding Soils Workshop

UH CTAHR release

Hawaii has more than 140 different soil types, the most diverse of anywhere on the planet. Each soil is managed differently and responds to different nutrients and amendments. The formation of soil is influenced by temperature, rainfall, slope, and also age and content of the parent material from which the soil is formed. Volcanic eruptions are all unique in what types of soil it will create over time, some very rich in nutrients and others devoid of key nutrients. Having this knowledge your unique soil will help farmer and gardener better manage their soil for optimal growth of food, utility and ornamental plants.

Dr. Jonathan Deenik, Extension Soil Quality and Soil Fertility Specialist from the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH CTAHR) Tropical Plant and Soil Science Department will be presenting two workshops from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the UH Maui College Molokai Education Center in Kaunakakai.

The first will be a presentation on the Diversity of Soils on Molokai from 1:30 to 3:15 pm. The second will be on Basic Soil Fertility from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Dr. Deenik is a dynamic speaker and has a knack for bringing complex principles to a basic level of learning that many will comprehend and enjoy. The public is invited to attend.

Sponsored by the UH CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service and UH Maui Molokai campus. For more information, please contact the Molokai Extension Office at 567-6932.

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