Soil Microorganisms and Tree Health

Length
March 13, 1 hour; March 14, 45 mins
Track
Certified Arborist
Commerical Arboriculture and Forestry
Tree Inspector
Audience
Introductory
Type
Concurrent
Location
3/13 RC422; 3/14 Eastlund

Beneficial soil microorganisms provide essential services for their plant hosts in return for benefits provided by the plant. This presentation will explore the relationship between plants and the community of beneficial soil microorganisms and consider practices that promote or discourage these relationships.

Speaker(s)

Karen has  a bachelor’s degree in biology and a PhD in soil science. She studies bacteria and fungi that live in soil, particularly those that have beneficial relationships with plants. She enjoys teaching and learning about ways to take advantage of those relationships to improve plant growth.