Warby Range Landcare Group welcomes all to a Soil Health Day, with Gwyn Jones.
Soil Health Day with Gwyn Jones of Integrated Agri-Culture P/L
Members and guests welcome to stay for a BBQ at 6:30pm,
and for those unable to attend during the day, Gwyn Jones will speak again in the evening.
As part of Sustainable Soil Health Project with support from Warby Range Landcare Group Inc and Gwyn Jones of Integrated Agri-Culture P/L with funding support from Caring For Our Country: A Federal Government Initiative.
10:15 Welcome and Introduction to Sustainable Soil Health
Acknowledgement – This Project is a Federal Government Initiative.
Thanks to Landcare Groups, DPI & CMA Support & Property owners.
10.30 Soil Health: Big Picture; Why is it important?
10.50 Intro and Background of Landholders property
What has and has not worked [Grazing, Fert, Lime and biology?]
What would they have done differently?
Group Activity: Select one thing you want to get out of the day.
11.20 Morning Tea (Catered)
Soil Health the Gateway to Healthy Farming.
What is meant by the term – “Soil Health”?
The link between Soil Health and Productivity.
What are the enemies of soil health? - Landholders’ experiences shared.
What are the most common soil health problems?
Working out the difference between problems and symptoms.
12.10 First Principles of Soil Health.
Soil conservation: Protect your natural capital asset.
The importance of protecting the soil surface and the role of earthworms.
The importance of grazing management.
12.40 The Soil Fertility Spiral.
How do you change a sick soil into a healthier soil?
What is the sequence of events needed to occur to raise the productivity of a soil?
1.10 Lunch ( Catered)
2.10 Farm walk – Putting the science into practical land management
3.25 Group Discussion: What have we learnt? What are Best Practices for Soil Health?
Topics for take home messages: Do’s & Don’ts of Soil Health Best Practice.
3.50 Summary, questions and What’s next.
4.00 Afternoon tea, Thanks and End.
6.30 BBQ and Evening session ( Food supplied, B.Y.O Drinks)