Our keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Neal

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Neal

Forrest Keeling 2017 Fall Field Day

Our biggest and best yet!

Good soil makes good plants, and good plants make good soil!   

And, that topic made for a great Fall Field Day.  Nearly 400 people gathered on our Nursery grounds on September 14 to learn more about the impact of land management, agricultural economics, and conservation applications impact our soil's vitality.   


Our keynote speaker was Dr. Andrew Neal, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, U.K., Department of Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems. Dr. Neal is an environmental microbiologist interested in important microbial processes in soils and sediments. He is particularly fascinated in how complex interactions between plants and soil can improve plant health and performance.

Whie at the Nursery, Dr. Neal noted Forrest Keeling's RPM-produced trees had a superior abilty to produce and maintain mycorrhyzae. The special interactions between mycorrhizae and key microbes are part of what makes RPM-produced plants uniquely robust. 

Breakouts were also offered by Dr Neal and six other industry experts. 

Forrest Keeling offers their fall event every other year.