Webinar: Understanding Soil Health and Its Principles for Improving Landscape Resilience
Wed, October 13 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Up your understanding of the part soil plays in developing resilient landscapes. Join Dr. Yamily Zavala for this presentation that provides an overview of soil health. Learn the properties of healthy, resilient soils; find out how we assess soil health; and discover the importance of soil biology in the development of soil resilience.
Dr. Yamily Zavala is a Crop and Soil Nutrient Management Specialist and has managed the Chinook Applied Research Association’s (CARA) crop and soil program for the past seven years. Prior to joining the CARA staff, she was a crop production consultant based out of Ottawa where project work took her to Central and South America as well as points in the south and west of Africa. Early in her career, Dr. Zavala was a Soil Scientist for the National Agricultural Research Foundation at the Tachira State Research Center in Venezuela. Her extensive international experience in restoring soil fertility and improving cropping systems is supported by an education focused on agriculture and soils. She obtained an Agricultural Engineering degree at a university located in the Venezuelan Andes Mountains. She earned a master’s degree from Missouri University in Agronomy (with a minor in Soil Science) and earned a PhD in Soil and Plant Nutrition from Cornell University. In addition to applied research projects, she manages CARA’s Soil Health Lab (CSHL), the first lab of its kind in Western Canada. The CSHL focuses on the evaluation of physical and biological soil properties and allows producers the opportunity for hands-on evaluation of their soils.