Beneficial Invertebrates in Our Soil

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Beneficial Invertebrates in Our Soil

March 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we discuss the diversity of soil invertebrates, their role in soil health, ways to observe or monitor them, and farming practices that support soil life and improve production.

Participate in this training to:
a. Gain an expanded understanding of soil animal diversity, including the ability to recognize the 12 most common groups of soil macroinvertebrates and to describe their role in soil health.
b. Have greater, in-depth exposure to the life cycles and ecology of soil invertebrates, including the ability to describe the basic life cycles of at least 12 invertebrate groups and their role in the food web.
c. Receive training in how to recognize common groups of soil invertebrates, particularly those with agricultural importance, including the ability to describe basic invertebrate body parts and physical characteristics.
d. Identify the basics of field scouting and sampling of soil animals to evaluate species diversity in agricultural settings. This training will guide participants toward being able to carry out that same scouting and sampling independently after the course.
e. Discover practical, science-based conservation strategies to help increase the abundance and diversity of soil animal life.

This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Contact Jennifer Ryan, Science & Technology Training Library content manager, for more information about this webinar.

Audio is Computer Broadcast only | Live captions

NOTE: A “view” button will be available within one week of the live presentation date to access the on-demand recording of this webinar.


March 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




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