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On-Farm Workshop with Internationally Renowned Soil Ecologist Dr Christine Jones
June 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm$30
Christine Jones is a soil health guru, who has consulted and presented at workshops and on farm all over the world. She brings with her workshop a comprehensive understanding of how a soil functions and how to correct under performing soil. As you know part of the Carbon Question project was to look at incorporating innovative practices such as multi species cover cropping into a regular cropping, mixed farming and grazing system. Christine will help you understand how and why this works.
Also Rachel & Peter Dorney (landholders) and Craig Foreman (consultant) will be presenting the results and findings of the Carbon question project thus far. There will be a paddock walk to have a look at some of the paddocks Rachel and Peter have been multi species and pasture cropping. Of particular interest is a ‘red ridge’ paddock which is currently planted to its third consecutive multi species crop. There is an opportunity to see and hear about the stubble management sites also which featured a summer multi species cover crop and are currently planted to chick peas.
This will be a facilitated discussion, so anyone interested has some practical take home information to work with.
FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR RESTORING SOIL HEALTH
Practical Guidance on regenerative farming techniques to increase biological activity, put carbon back into your soil, activate nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.
How to make plant diversity and soil microbes work for you.
Take action to increase profits by moving away from the cyle of increasing inputs and decreasing productions and returns.
SEE THE RESULTS: MULTI SPECIES CROP & FOUR STUBBLE MANAGEMENT METHODS TRAILLED ON-FARM
Methods trailled include Microbial sprays & cover srops
Paddock walk & soil test results.
Hear from Rachel & Peter Dorney (Landholders) & Craig Foreman (Agronomist) what worked & why.
Thursday 8th June 2017 9:00am – 3:30pm
At “Camaroo” Gravesend
Cost: NSLA Members Free
Non members $30
MORNING TEA & LUNCH PROVIDED
To book your spot contact Jodi At
Northern Slopes Landcare Association
By June 1st – 02 6724 2052
Or at [email protected]