Conservation Training

Farming with Soil Life: Roles of Nematodes in Soil Ecology and Soil Health

August 29, 2023

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Online

The Xerces Society presents this online short course intended for NRCS staff, Soil and Water Conservation staff, Extension Educators, farmers, and other agricultural professionals. Participants will learn about common soil invertebrates, their ecology and roles in soil health, scouting methods, and management strategies to increase beneficial soil animal populations. This presentation will describe the abundance, attributes and functional diversity of soil nematodes, including those that are generalist and specialist predators of other organisms, fungal feeders, bacterial feeder, and herbivores.