Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

June 23, 2015

One of the biggest challenges to cost-effective erosion control on any construction or roadway site is a lack of available high quality topsoil to insure rapid growth of sustainable vegetation on denuded sites. And, even if nearby sources are located, the cost of excavating, hauling, and placing topsoil can be exorbitant and time consuming.

Join returning speaker, Marc S. Theisen, for our FREE webinar exploring Engineered Soil Media™ (ESM™) as a cost-effective alternative to topsoil, and the best practices in applying it to your construction and roadway projects, including: how you can test your soil for organic content; select proper ESM™ application rates; calculate the cost benefits; and apply the best practices from real-world case studies and research.

This webinar will be available live on Thursday, June 25th11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT, and available on-demand after the live event. Register for the event by clicking the button below.

In this webinar, we’ll take an in-depth look at the new area of Engineered Soil Media, its application opportunities within erosion control and vegetative growth, and its benefits compared to topsoil. Within this discussion, Theisen will outline the formulation of ESM and how its elements work together to establish rapid, sustainable growth of vegetation on depleted sites with or without the use of topsoil. Building on this foundation, we’ll explore how you can assess, select, and successfully apply Engineered Soil Media to your sites. Expanding on this discussion, Theisen will demonstrate how you can test your soil for organic content and use this information to select the proper ESM application rate for your site. Additionally, Theisen will walk through, step-by-step how to estimate the costs (and cost-savings) of using ESM compared to topsoil placement using a specialized calculator and established best practices with real-world case studies. 

Additionally, Theisen will present Engineered Soil Media options, including ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ and how this formulation of recycled bark and wood fibers with a blend of naturally derived soil building constituents work together to bring depleted soils back to life.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how Engineered Soil Media (ESM) are a viable replacement for topsoil.
  • Learn how to test soils for organic content and select proper ESM application rates to ensure success on your site.
  • Learn how to calculate and estimated costs of ESM versus using topsoil placement to determine the cost benefits.
  • Explore real-world case studies and current research on the efficacy of ESM.

This sponsored webinar enables participants to earn free PDHs or CEU credits to maintain current certification standings in states where available.

Presenters: Marc S. Theisen


1 PDH / 0.1 CEU
Cost: Free