Dirt Work – Digging Deeper for Soil Health | Biloela

Do you enjoy talking about dirt?

As a commercial horticulture grower, you know the importance of soil health for top plant performance and yield. It is crucial for:

  • development of deep, well-structured root systems
  • supply of nutrients and oxygen
  • water infiltration and moisture storage
  • sustaining millions of soil biota
  • minimising and preventing erosion.

Measuring soil health and monitoring plant performance throughout the entire growing season is crucial to identifying risks, challenges, solutions, and yield potential. But how do you measure soil health? And do you know what your soil health is actually worth? What’s its currency?

Join Growcom, Agritechnovation and Carbon Friendly in June for two halfday on-farm get togethers in Central Queensland.

We’ll dig deep on soil health specific to horticulture production systems, and best management practices for measuring, managing and making the most of everything soil has to offer.

Topics to be covered

  • precision soil sampling technology
  • using the data for soil health improvements
  • having confidence in nutrient & irrigation decisions
  • knowing your SOC from your SOM
  • working out the value of SOC
  • carbon market opportunities in horticulture

Guest speakers

Jonathan Freeman
Business Development Manager | AGRITECHNOVATION
Precision sampling technology of top-soil and sub-soil; additional insights needed for crop production and landscape resilience.

Dr Theunis Smit
Head of Operations | CARBON FRIENDLY
Direct and co-benefits of carbon; regional example of production horticulture trading in the carbon market; regenerative agriculture.

When – Thursday 1 June | 9am – 12:30pm
Where – Paul & Kim Stringer’s ‘Lynaura’ 250 Meissners Road Biloela
Cost – Free (lunch and refreshments provided)

Need more information?
Michelle Haase, Growcom – 0428 586 890 or mhaase@qfvg.com.au

The Water Quality and Soil Improvements in Grazing and Cropping Enterprises in the Fitzroy project is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust with support from Fitzroy Basin Association and Growcom.

Event Times

09:00 am - 12:30 pm Thursday 1st June, 2023

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Disclaimer: This event is not an FBA run event. FBA is unable to accept responsibility for the conduct of this event and any associated changes.