Organic farming conference addresses soil health, weed management

Published: Mar. 1, 2019 at 6:39 PM MST
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A variety of topics were discussed that impact area farmers and growers at Twin Falls County West, where the 10th annual Grower's Own: Organic Farm conference took place Friday.

Some of the topics that were discussed were weed management and organic farm certification.

There were speakers from the county weed patrol as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture throughout the day.

One of more the prominent topics was soil health, specifically how important it is to maintain a 1:1 rations of fungi and bacteria, so you don't have to bring in off-farm inputs.

"So really why pay someone to do something you can do yourself, just by taking care of your soil is a way I've heard some people talk about it," Christina Stucker-Gassi said.

For more information about organic farming, or the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, you can can head on over to their website