FREE WEBINARS HOSTED BY DR. ELAINE INGHAM
Farming with Fungi
[Free 4-Part Webinar Series]
Meet the Most Important Microorganisms in the Soil
Farming with Fungi
Come along and learn about the importance of fungi and how you can work with them to improve the health of your soil
In this information-packed FREE 4-part Webinar Series, we’ll be taking a deep dive into the super important relationships between fungi and plants. Fungal networks transfer nutrients and water around the soil, exchanging them with the root systems of the plants that they connect with. We’ll be looking at the impact that Mycorrhizal Fungi can have on yields and crop health, and how they form part of the soil microbial community known as the Soil Food Web.
Our resident Mycologist, Dr. Adam Cobb and Soil Food Web Pioneer, Dr. Elaine Ingham, will be explaining the science. Agroecologist, Nicole Masters, will be sharing an amazing Case Study, and we’ll be meeting a whole gang of fungal folks who make a living supporting the amazing world beneath our feet.
Please click here to register today, and you’ll get access to all 4 webinars for FREE.
Each session in this 4-part series is LIVE, INTERACTIVE & FREE!
Fungal Farming Experts: Meet the Fun-guys and gals!
Apr 29, 2023
In this live webinar you’ll get to meet some fungal folk heroes who create conditions where fungi and the rest of the soil food web can really thrive again, improving soil fertility, plant production, and accumulating carbon. Our panel will feature Soil Scientists, Compost Producers, Soil Food Web Consultants, Microscopists and Farmers.
Fungi and the Soil Food Web
Apr 11, 2023
Every organism in a healthy and thriving soil ecosystem is important, including bacteria, protozoa, and nematodes. We’re going to focus on plants and fungi in this webinar, because they have unique roles and partnerships that facilitate every other form of life in the soil.
If plant roots represent the highways of the soil food web, fungi are the side roads, ensuring that resources like sugar are transported to the essential workforce of diverse microorganisms. Fungal biomass is also one of the key factors for soil aggregation, helping to maintain a stable and aerobic environment.
Fungi and the Future of Farming
Apr 20, 2023
We’re going to take a deep dive into Mycorrhizal fungi because they are a perfect example of how a better future for agriculture can be realized through plant and microbial relationships. Due to beneficial interactions with plants, mycorrhizal fungi can improve yields, crop health, and soil food web resilience.
Unfortunately, industrial farming practices, such as tillage and overfertilization, disrupt numerous soil functions, diminishing the abundance and diversity of mycorrhizal fungi in the majority of cultivated soils. So, we need to understand how to set the stage for regeneration of plant-mycorrhizal symbiotic partnerships to rebuild soil health.
Fungal Farming Case Study
Apr 26, 2023
In this awesome webinar, agroecologist, Nicole Masters, shares a case study from Cottonwood Ranch in the Northern Nevada desert, where she reported regenerating a degraded hay pasture with biological management for only $20/acre, compared to the $160/acre cost for chemical fertilizer management. In degraded pasture plots treated with biological applications, soil fungal-to-bacterial ratio increased by over 500%, in 5 years. Increased fungal biomass and diversity in the soil enabled more desirable grasses to emerge and thrive, increasing yield and profitability.