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Answers & Actions for Healthy Soils in a Western Australian Climate
March 17, 2016
Cropping & Mixed Farming Forum
Keynote Speakers: Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils & Walter Jehne, Healthy Soils Australia
What to Expect?
Microbial processes and identifying the limiting factors to plant performance.
Combining the best chemistry, physics, biology and microbiology with sound farm practices.
Addressing and solving weed, disease and insect pest problems at their root causes rather than masking the symptoms with chemicals.
Local Issues and Local On-farm Solutions.
Walter Jehne – Soil Microbiologist & Soil Ecologist. Co-founder of Healthy Soils Australia & former CSIRO scientist. Walter’s research since the 1970s has contributed science-based evidence for understanding plant and soil function that can be translated for farmers to reduce current soil degrading practices.www.healthysoils.com.au
Nicole Masters – Agro-Ecologist, Educator & Systems Thinker. Director/Owner of Integrity Soils, New Zealand. Nicole inspires and guides farmers into new and innovative ways to produce food with soil as a major driver for ecosystem health.www.integritysoils.co.nz
Deb Archdeacon (Boyup Brook only) – Agronomic Consultant, Agronomica. Deb will introduce a local stubble project and speak on how stubble retention fits into building soil carbon, productivity and resilience.