Incorporating soil health and biology and management practices to sustainably increase productivity and profitability
Learn How To Harness The Life In Your Soils For Better Farming Outcomes
Participants at our Soils Masterclasses will learn how to adopt practices and strategies to enhance the life in soils and use the power of plant-soil-microbial relationships to unlock soil nutrients, produce healthier and more nutritious plants and understand how microbes drive modern farming success.
This two day program includes:
- Full overview of soil health, soil biology and nutrition practices that reflect the latest, emerging research findings
- Conference dinner with delegates at the Sebel Hotel Hawkesbury
- Conference materials and access to soil health facilities at Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury campus
- Morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas
A full two-day program that will expand your understanding of how new research is driving renewed interest in soil health as a function of overall farm productivity:
- History of soil biology and agriculture
- Diversity and functions of soil microbes that drive productivity
- Nutrient cycling of nitrogen, carbon and other nutrients
- Plant and microbial interactions
- Soil fauna that influence soil biology and activity
- Soil health testing and analysis options
- Integrating soil health methods into practice
Who Should Attend This Course?
An ideal program for keen and innovative delegates seeking to understand the benefits of soil biology as a driver of healthy crops and healthy foods in sustainable production environments:
- Proactive and innovative growers across horticultural and agricultural sectors
- Consultants, advisors and agronomists seeking to unlock new value from cropping operations
Special Guest Presenters
Kirrily Blomfield - The Conscious Farmer
Kirrily and Derek Blomfield grow grass-fed beef on the Liverpool Plains of NSW using methods and practices that build soil health and deliver a beef product that is nutritious and healthy. Derek and Kirrily were named the 2014 NSW Farmers Of The Year.
Kirrily will share her experiences of integrating soil biology, accounting for challenges and barriers towards building a holistic production system for long-term success.
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