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.