Fassifern Valley farmers are invited to participate in a free workshop aimed at improving soil health on their properties for sustainable and profitable crop and fodder production.
About the workshop
The Healthy Soils workshop is an opportunity for local farmers to better understand key drivers of soil health, participate in soil sampling and interpretation of their own soil test results, and receive specialist advice to help them match nutrient inputs to crop and soil requirements.
Main presenter David Hall is an independent agricultural consultant with extensive experience in plant nutrition and soil fertility. David has worked with farmers across cropping, horticulture, fodder, and pasture production enterprises. Healthy Land and Water Senior Scientist Bruce Lord will be hosting the workshop and local Farmcraft agronomist Donald McMurrick will provide an overview of local soil heath issues and programs. This workshop is free of cost, morning tea and lunch are provided.
Date: Thursday 24 September
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Aratula Hotel-Motel, Cunningham Highway, Aratula
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – To register for the workshop or learn how you can be involved in the local soil testing program please contact Bruce Lord on 0427 013284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 plan and guidelines are in place for this event.
Topics will include:
- How to keep your soils productive
- Matching your inputs to crop needs
- Addressing local soil health issues
Who should attend?
Farmers who are interested in improving and maintaining soil health for sustainable and profitable crop production.
This project is supported by Healthy Land and Water, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
The soil health program involving workshops, soil testing, field days and local trials and demonstration sites will be replicated with groups of farmers in other parts of South East Queensland in conjunction with local industry and community groups over the next three years.