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Basics of Assessing Soil and Plant Health in the Field

Soil ImageObservation is a key element in growing crops successfully, but most people, even seasoned farmers and gardeners, could use some help to learn from experts what, exactly, to look for when assessing soil and plant health in the field or garden. This knowledge is crucial for any grower when deciding what measures to take to produce the highest quality crop and fend off pressures from disease and pests.

Come to the Pine Meadow Farm Center at 1pm, on June 29 and learn about in-field tests you can do yourself for real time assessment of your soil and plant health.

Workshop Presenter:

Marc Tainio:
Marc Tainio began his career in agriculture in his early twenties doing natural selection genetic crosses on peas and beans for Wilbur Ellis Seed Division. Later, while working part time at Tainio Technology, he studied at Eastern Washington University with a focus on plant sciences. In 1990 Marc began working full time in the production of microbe and enzyme products, as well as assisting with product development and testing. By the mid 1990s, under the tutelage of his father, Bruce Tainio, Marc began working with soil and tissue analyses, and worked with Bruce on the development of Tainio Technology’s soil and nutrient recommendation formulas. Today, Marc is Vice President of Product Technology at Tainio, working with customers in building sustainable programs with Tainio Technology’s Biological Farm Management System (BFMS)™, and giving technical support.   In his spare time, Marc designs and installs alternative energy wind and solar power systems for his own company, Eco Energy Systems, and is currently enrolled in a certified crop advisor course. 

Tainio Technology & Technique, Inc. of Cheney, WA is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to producing natural, sustainable products and solutions to help restore balance in nature. Their Biological Farm Management System (BFMS™) incorporates broad - spectrum microbial products, specially formulated enzymes, and a balanced nutritional program to promote optimal health of plants and soil, resulting in higher yields, bigger profit margins for the farmer, and healthier food for the consumer.

Cost: $20 per adult. $5 per child, 15 yrs. and younger. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

June 29th, 2013 1:00 PM   to   2:30 PM
10425 S. Andrus Rd.
Pine Meadow Farm Center
Cheney, WA 99004
United States

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Phone: 509-448-3066

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