Rocky forum set to tackle ag diseases
MICK Alexander knows the solutions to the problems that farmers face lies in healthy soil and balancing nutrition.
The Rocky local, who held a workshop last year with world class scientists, wants to share agricultural knowledge again surrounding agronomy solutions.
With demand for knowledge higher than ever, Agriculture and Human Health Solutions Forum organiser Mick said he was excited to extend the workshop to two days.
“The forum is two days, the first day is solutions to agricultural disease and weed problems,” Mick said.
“It is all the problems farmers face but generally the solution people give is poison in a drum but the future solution won’t be poison in drums it will be balancing nutrition.”
While the first day will focus on solutions to agricultural problems, the second day will see guest speakers explore human health solutions and be attended by some of the world’s best minds who will present the most important solutions to agricultural problems being tackled by farmers today.
“We’ve actually got the world’s number one scientist coming over, professor Don Huber,” he said.
“He has 55 years of research experience into pathogens and bio-control.
“He was the go-to man for the American government when they had a bio-welfare outbreak or problem.
“His expertise is second to none in the world.”
Dr Don Huber will be joined by other guest speakers including Dr Dana Stanley, Graeme Sait, Dr Judy Carman, Kim Kruse and Dr Sandrine Makiela.
All of the speakers will discuss strategies to improve disease status, options for human, food and soil health and how to build healthy soils and healthy crops.
Dr Don Huber and Mick Alexander at the forum last year.
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