We are approaching a busy period for SFI Australia, with workshops being held around the country.
TIP OF THE MONTH
Jack Waterman says: It is a mistake to try to "design" a compost tea to suit your crop. Compost teas are best used as soil amendments - check your soil biology and see if it suits your crop. Then use compost teas to adjust your soil biology so that your SOIL suits your crop.
Two-week university course, Lismore: 22 August - 2 September 2011
For more details of this excellent course, delivered by Dr Elaine Ingham, world-renowned soil microbiologist and Graham Lancaster, Director, Environmental Analysis Laboratory in Lismore, with 1 day Mycology training from Dr Mary Cole, leading Australian Soil Scientist, specialising in Mycology.
This course covers amongst other things the following
functions of each group of soil organisms,
soil organism interactions and how that affects
understanding of soil chemistry
management of soil biology/chemistry
Compost and Compost Tea
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Two-week university course, Central Victoria: - 2011
Agpath and Soil Foodweb Institute is proud to announce that Dr Elaine Ingham's two-week course will also be held this year at Melbourne University's Dookie College, near Shepparton, Victoria. Also presenting with Dr Ingham will be Dr Mary Cole, a leading Australian soil scientist and specialist mycologist.
The fundamental difference of the two courses are, at the Melbourne university Dookie the course will incorperate more specialised Mycology (Fingi) aspects along with including a TWO DAY REFRESHER COURSE for previous course participants!
functions of each group of soil organisms,soil organism interactions and how that affectsdiseasenutrient retention nutrient cyclingresidue decompositionsoil structureUnderstand fungi including simple identification characteristics and their role in the compost and soils
More details click here
TO REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR REGISTRATION FORM FROM HERE FAX OR EMAIL TO AGPATH/SOIL FOODWEB
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