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Beneficial Invertebrates in our Soil Webinar

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Date March 17, 2021
Time 1:00 p.m. CST
Location Virtual
Registration Required No
Fee Description Free

Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Science and  Technology National Technology Support Centers

Beneficial Invertebrates in Our Soil

Mar 17, 2021 1:00 pm US/Central

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What will you learn?
Join us as we discuss the diversity of soil invertebrates, their role in soil health, ways to observe or monitor them, and farming practices that support soil life and improve production. Participate in this training to: a. Gain an expanded understanding of soil animal diversity, including the ability to recognize the 12 most common groups of soil macroinvertebrates and to describe their role in soil health. b. Have greater, in-depth exposure to the life cycles and ecology of soil invertebrates, including the ability to describe the basic life cycles of at least 12 invertebrate groups and their role in the food web. c. Receive training in how to recognize common groups of soil invertebrates, particularly those with agricultural importance, including the ability to describe basic invertebrate body parts and physical characteristics. d. Identify the basics of field scouting and sampling of soil animals to evaluate species diversity in agricultural settings. This training will guide participants toward being able to carry out that same scouting and sampling independently after the course. e. Discover practical, science-based conservation strategies to help increase the abundance and diversity of soil animal life.


  • Presenter: Stephanie Frischie; Agronomist/Native Plant Materials Specialist; The Xerces Society; Otterbein, IN.
  • Presenter: Jennifer Hopwood; Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist; The Xerces Society; Omaha, NE.
  • Coordinator: Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD; Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist; Xerces Society and NRCS ENTSC; Greensboro, NC

Session Details:                                                                                              Mar 17, 2021 2:00 pm US/Eastern                                                            Duration: 01:30 (hh:mm)    

*** Please join the session 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

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Who should participate?
Technical Service Providers, Land Owners, Land Managers, Wildlife Biologists, Grazing Lands Specialists, Foresters, Animal Scientists, Agronomists, Conservationists

Education Credits Units:                                                                       Certificate of Participation - 0 hour NA Credit    [status: Approved]

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