January 28, 2016


Bicentennial Center, Salina, Kansas

Plants, Bugs, and Microbes: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Plants, insects and the soil community have a sophisticated language. They communicate with each other by releasing chemicals which send messages to their own species or other surrounding species in the system. This communication can often be beneficial to plants in need of resources or protection. Our speakers will each discuss and dissect the communication pathways used in the soil and air. 



  • 8:00 a.m. Introductions 
    Plants Communication Through Chemical Signals - Jack Schultz
    The Soil Community is the Transmission Line - Jill Clapperton
  • 10:15 p.m. Break
    Insects Send and Receive Chemical Signals - Jonathan Lundgren
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 3:30 p.m. Break
  • 4:00 p.m.
    Putting The Pieces Together on Your Farm
    Rick Bieber, Jay Fuhrer, Darin Williams
  • 5:00 Adjourn