Dr Maarten Stapper is a farming systems agronomist. Profiled on Australian Story 'Back to Earth' on 1 June 2009.
This workshop is for anyone using soil to grow plants and covers the ins and outs of creating and maintaining healthy soils.
Biological Farming and Healthy Soils Workshop Dr Maarten Stapper - Farming Systems Agronomist
Biological Farming and Healthy Soils Workshop
Dr Maarten Stapper - Farming Systems AgronomistSee the importance of living things in soils to increase soil carbon, productivity and improving environmental outcomes of farming in a bio-diverse landscape.
Learn reasons for soil degradation and its remediation, eg. structure, erosion, salinity.
See how to take achievable steps to improve your soil biology.
Find out roles of humus (stable soil carbon) in creating soil balance and efficient use of water.
How can you make your plants more drought tolerant?What do weeds tell you? Learn more about effective weed control, with or without herbicides.
Create internal plant resistance to insects and diseases – how can you stop using insecticides and fungicides without loosing yield?
See the role of soil biology in water & nutrient storage, availability and uptake.
Find out how biological farming improves food and feed quality.How does healthy soil improve the health of humans and stock?
Find out how to stop reliance on (expensive) synthetic chemicals and fertilisers.
Learn how healthy farming systems reduce risks and lead you to peace of mind.In paddock walk learn what to look for as indicators of soil health.
How to start?