Soil expert to speak

James Cassidy from the Oregon State University Crop and Soil Science Department will present a program, suitable for farmers and gardeners, on the complex nature of soils from 6 to 9 p.m. May 29 at the OSU Extension Office, 2001 Marine Drive, Suite 210.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District and the OSU Extension.

Cassidy’s program will cover how soils are formed, soil health and microbiology, and how farmers and gardeners can best make productive use of this resource. Chip Bubl, OSU agricultural agent from Columbia County, will also be there to answer crop/soil fertility questions and describe how to interpret a soil test.

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