Maximising Profit From Your Soil workshop
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Venue TBC - Provided upon registration
Rolleston, Queensland 4702
In this free full-day workshop, learn about plant diversity and understand how it will enhance productivity.
Take home learnings of 2014 Nuffield Scholarship recipient Simon Mattsson, who applies soil knowledge from across the world to develop a system ideal for the Central Queensland climate.
About Simon Mattsson:
- At this workshop, you will learn:
- Soil biology and health
- Nutrient cycle
- Tillage and the use of mechanical methods
- How to increase the soils water holding capacity
- Breaking the weed cycle
A sugarcane farmer for 20 years, Mattsson runs 190ha in Marian, 30km west of Mackay. He has developed a two-metre controlled traffic farming system of sugarcane, soybean and chickpeas in rotation. After receiving the prestigious Nuffield Scholarship, Mattsson travelled the world studying microbial activities. From his discoveries, he believes improving soil health begins with plant diversity and biological activity. Guest producers:
Peter Bradley 'Lindley Downs' & Paul Murphy 'Kevrica'
RSVP by Tuesday 20 February. For more information or to register your interest, contact Dannielle Lewis, CHRRUP, by calling 0488 016 390 or email email@example.com