Soil Improvement with Recycled Organics in Broad Acre Farming
Leading Industry Speakers in Soil Assessment and Improvement
This event will provide growers with a solid introduction to key attributes of soil health and opportunities for improvement:
- Introduce principals of biological input farming, regenerative agriculture and approaches for improving organic matter, building soil carbon and general soil health that benefits the entire ecosystem not just the above ground crop.
- An understanding of the benefits of increasing soil carbon including lifting yields, quality, improving soil consistency and water holding capacity.
- Techniques for assessing soil health and application techniques for biological inputs, including recycled organics such as compost, mulch and biochar.
Guest Speaker – On the Water Efficiency Program
Michael Cutting of Natural Resources Management, Principal Project Officer, Land and Water Management - SA Murray Darling Basin, will speak about the Water Efficiency Program including through soil amelioration strategies. Michael will present an example of integrated improvements by one farmer including application of mulch as well as pump and irrigation upgrades.
Stay Engaged on Soil Health
Following the seminar, growers will have the option to nominate to be part of a “Building Regional Soil Health Champions” focus group.
AORA will stay in touch with and connect those who nominate in order to identify and promote examples of best practice in soil improvement with recycled organics, including with reference to the AORA Compost for Soils resources: https://www.aora.org.au/compost-for-soils
AORA SA Associate Member Speakers:
Tim Marshall, TM Organics
A leader in organic agriculture and certification in Australia for 35 years and a significant contributor to organic standards and certification in worldwide forums. Tim will speak on fundamental elements of regenerative and biological farming.
Co-Founder of Platfarm, the organiser of Adelaide Ag Tech Meetup Group and runs a vineyard with his family in the McLaren Vale. Oli will describe the use of soil mapping and aerial imaging in precision application of compost and demonstrate features of Platfarm that facilitate farmers to assess soil carbon farming opportunities.
This project is supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and NRM levies.
Onion Australia Members and Grains Producers SA Members $22 incl GST. Please email Uma Preston to book directly - email@example.com
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