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Cal Poly Healthy Soils Project

Compost Application in Vineyards
November 29, 2018
J. Lohr Wine Center, Paso Robles

Presenters discussed compost use from a variety of perspectives, and showcased the types of soil monitoring taking place at J. Lohr Vineyard as part of the three-year Healthy Soils Program Demonstration Project.

Growers interested in applying for their own Healthy Soils Program grant - please click the CDFA logo on the right for the latest information.


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Supporting Soil Health by Using Compost: Benefits and Potential Drawbacks
Cristina Lazcano, Assistant Professor of Soil Ecology, Cal Poly

Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Soils
Charlotte Decock, Assistant Professor of Soil Health and Fertility, Cal Poly

What is Quality Compost?
Kevin Piper, Director of Agricultural Operations, Cal Poly

Compost for Soil Health in Vineyards: A Grower's Perspective
Steve Vierra, Vineyard Manager and Soil Scientist, Derby Wine Estates

Cover Crop Management and Technical Assistance for the Healthy Soils Program
Andrew Johnson, Project Manager, Upper Salinas - Las Tablas Resource Conservation District

Stay tuned for our next Healthy Soils Demonstration Day in 2019!

For more information, please contact the Center for Sustainability at (805) 756-5086 or cfs@calpoly.edu