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Bio Survey's Ben Sikes to speak at Science on Tap: "Plant Soil Microbiomes in Perennial Agriculture"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ben Sikes, assistant scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey and KU assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary, will speak at the KU Biodiversity Institute's Science on Tap series at Free State Brewery on Wed., Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The title of the talk is "Digging in: Plant Soil Microbiomes in Perennial Agriculture."

Description: Switching from an annual agriculture system to a perennial agriculture system that most closely resembles natural prairies will include changes to the way we manage soil, the lifespan of the plants, and the diversity of the crops there. KU Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ben Sikes will talk about how each of these changes will influence diseases and the beneficial partners that live in the soil.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124322434362096/

KU Calendar listing: http://biodiversity.ku.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20170215#/?i=1



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