Soil health is an indicator of dynamic biological, chemical, and physical properties that supports diverse soil processes critical to productive, resilient, and sustainable landscapes.
Soil biology is soil life. The soil full of living roots, soil microbes invertebrates.
Soil chemistry determines availability of nutrients. Soil nutrients transform, and the soil supplies and retain nutrients.
Soil physics tells us about the structure of soil. Soil is made up of solid particles, air, and water.
Aloha Extension Faculty,
Soil health is the foundation for productive agroecosystems and healthy communities. However, soil health is not always well understood, especially for the diversity of soils and cropping systems in the tropics. Empowering extension faculty to help farmers improve soil health and productivity requires information, support, and recommendations.
CTAHR’s Soil Health Team, led by Drs. Crow and Deenik, will host 3 virtual Zoom sessions in a Soil Health webinar series tailored to Hawaiʻi extension needs. Register for these webinars through eventbrite by clicking on the links below. Zoom details and webinar agendas to follow registration. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, 1-3 pm
Webinar #1: Soil Health Basics for Hawaii
Webinar #2: Hawaii Soil Health web tool tutorial
Webinar #3: Hawaii Soil Health web tool feedback session
Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom.
Susan Crow, Jonathan Deenik, and the Hawaii Soil Health Team