H-3 Workshop: Soil Testing and What the Results Mean for your Farm

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Parish Hall, Our Lady of Assumption Church 1830 Keene Road, Peterborough, Ontario (at Esso/Country Style just east of Ptbo at Hwy 7, turn south on Keene Road)

Presented by the East Central Soil and Crop Improvement Association, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and the Ministry of Rural Affairs

Workshop Program:

11:00 .a.m.  Welcome and Intros

11:15 a.m.   H3 project overview

11:35 a.m. Soil sampling refresher

11:55a.m.   Field maps

12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided by East Central Soil & Crop Improvement Association)

1:15 p.m. Understanding the soil report - what do these numbers mean anyway? – Bonnie Ball, OMAF Soil Fertility Specialist

2:15 p.m. Workshop –crop nutrient budgeting with NMAN using your soil tests, your crops and your management (see NMAN info on side)

3:00 p.m. –Adjourn

There is no cost to attend. 

Please RSVP:

Peter Doris, OMAF and MRA

613 475 5604 (phone)
613 475 3835 (fax)


What to bring along:

Feel free to bring along laptop and tablet devices to the workshop.  There will be a brief overview of how to use NMAN (nutrient budgeting software).

To save time prior to the workshop, feel free to download NMAN by going to the website:


In the search box on OMAF webpage, type in “NMAN”
Click on the 1st link (should be a page entitled “NMAN software”)
Click on heading entitled “NMAN on the Web”.  First download Microsoft Silverlight, then download NMAN software.
Save download to your desktop.

For those that do not have a laptop or tablet, do not worry about it!  There will be paper material available at the workshop too.