2017 Healthy Soils Symposium

The annual HEALTHY SOILS SYMPOSIUM, held in Mackay on 30th November 2017, focused on recognition of soil as a living medium. Our expert presenters discussed how to maintain and enhance microbial activity in soils to ensure productive yields on a long-term basis. The presentations slides from our expert national and local presenters is available below.

Reef Catchments Mackay Healthy Soils Symposium.

Dr Neil Wilson | Sydney University | Microbiologist
Soils and the importance of microbiology

Dr Terry McCosker | Resource Consulting Services
Overarching Sustainable Agriculture Examples
Agriculture and Climate
Soil Assessment Chart

Simon Mattsson | Nuffield Scholar & Cane Farmer
Plant Diversity in Cane Farming

Mandy Tennent | Eungella Beef & Cloudbreak Lowlines
Lime Application Trial in Grazing

Dave Hunter | Banana Farmer & Pioneer Catchment Landcare
Nutrient Pathways in a natural system

Jaime Jurgens | VeeJay’s Kalfresh
Comparison trial of conventional vs biodynamic farming in Horticulture

This event is supported by Reef Catchments, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. 


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