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Soil Nutrient Management for Travis County

March 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Soil and soil nutrient management are the basis for successful gardening during drought or deluge. Soil provides the structure to store water and nutrients for plants to root and grow. Join Dr. Jake Mowrer, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Texas A&M University to learn soil basics. Dr. Mowrer will cover soil physical and chemical properties, nutrient uptake, testing, and fertilizers. He will also take questions for specific soil challenges found in Travis County, as time allows.

Register Now, Live Program Has Limited Capacity

Due to technological constraints, the webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, but an unlimited number of people can register and see a recording of the program. Only registrants can access the live session or the program recording.

Closed captioning will be provided. There will be a short break at approximately 11 am. The webinar will end at noon.

You can submit questions ahead of time or during the webinar and get answers live as time allows. Afterward, questions that don’t make it to the webinar will receive emailed answers.

About Dr. Mowrer:
Dr. Jake Mowrer in a vineyard holding grapes

Jake grew up in north Georgia where his family farmed chickens and cattle and maintained a 2 acre garden to supply him and his 5 older brothers with vitamins and minerals year round.  He earned his graduate degrees in soil chemistry and soil fertility from the University of Georgia.  He then got to Texas as fast as he could and has been working as a soil scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension since 2015.  His work here in Texas focuses on the protection of soil and water natural resources and their management to benefit the health and economic security of Texans.

Additional Resources

The 2021 Educational Webinar Program Calendar

Submit questions for Dr. Mowrer

Buy From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden directly from Travis County Master Gardeners

Sign up for Travis County Horticulture Event Notifications

Monthly Gardening Calendar for the Austin Area

Soils and Composting for Austin

The Real Dirt on Austin Area Soils

USDA/NRCS Web Soil Survey


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