Build healthy soils
HORTICULTURE growers are invited to attend Building Better Soils workshops at Gayndah, Bundaberg and Gympie throughout November and December.
The workshops target producers who are now incorporating biological farming practices into their current farming systems, but would like to improve their skills.
Building Better Soils will be hands-on and focused on practical advice for implementing biological farming practices to improve soil health and build robust soils to support farming for future generations.
Practical learnings from the workshops will include how chemical fertilisers impact soil biology and how soil biology impacts plant growth.
Local compost manufacturer Mike Harrison will be the key presenter.
Mr Harrison is the owneroperator of Wide Bay Composts but was previously the manager of Monduran Citrus at Gin Gin, where composting and teas were used extensively to improve production.
“By understanding the interactions of soil organisms, growers can benefit their hip pocket as well as the future of the soil you use to create a living from.”
Growcom’s Farm Management Systems project officer, Robert Doyle, will also discuss practical options.
The workshop will be held on November 22 in Gayndah.
For further information or to RSVP to one of the workshops, contact 4153 2555 or 0439 898 867.