The Importance of Soil Health, the Benefits of Soil Amending


Improving soils before planting has been a practice of many landscapers and turf managers for decades. But today, the creation of more climate resilient soils (healthy soils) is really a requirement for success. The creation of these soils can save fertilizer, irrigation, and even pesticide costs. The economics and benefits of this practice will be discussed as will products available in the Mid-Atlantic States.

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Ron Alexander

R. Alexander Associates

Ron Alexander is a horticulturist and the president of R. Alexander Associates, Inc., a consulting company specializing in product development for organic recycled products. He has over 35 years of experience working with organic recycled products in the landscaping industry. He is a LA CES™ registered trainer, has written and presented over 500 papers, and has authored several state and national specifications. Mr. Alexander was also the co-manager of the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program (national compost testing program).


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