The Yuba-Sutter-Colusa offices through the University of California Cooperative Extension are planning a virtual compost field day for healthy soils next week.

Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE vegetable grower consultant for the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa area, said the virtual field day is part of a healthy soil demonstration project she is currently working on, which deals with the two different rates of farm waste compost in Colusa and Sutter districts .

The outreach event will feature three different speakers discussing topics including the soil health benefits of community compost when processing tomatoes, nitrogen mineralization from compost, and chitin and compost applications to suppress soil borne diseases.

The compost field day for virtual healthy soils is planned for July 28 at 9 a.m.

To register, send an email to [email protected] or call the local UCCE office in Colusa County (458-0570) or Sutter-Yuba (822-7515).