Upcoming Events 2014
TAFE Biological Farming I Course
Starting 9 October 2014
Biological Farming Courses starting in August 2014
SoilCare and Richmond Landcare will facilitate avTAFE Biological Farming Course starting in October. The cost of the courses is subsidised by SoilCare and RLI. For more information click on the links below.
Biological Farming I for all farmers starting 9 October 2014
Note: The class hours on this course have changed. The class will now run from 4.00PM to 8.00PM. See details on the flyer.
‘Biological Farming - The secret to better farming …biological farmers work with nature, feeding the soil, balancing soil minerals, and tilling soils with a purpose. A safe and sustainable system designed to obtain optimum production. ‘Gary Zimmer, farmer and author of ‘The Biological Farmer’.
New Video - Graham Lancaster (EAL) presenting at the 'Managing Soil for Quality Crops' workshop.
This video was filmed at the May 14, 2014 SoilCare workshop, 'Managing Soil for Quality Crops'. The presentation is by Graham Lancaster, Manager of Environmental Analysis Lab (EAL). Graham moved from Environmental Science into Analytical Chemistry in the early 1990's, setting up EAL, Environmental Analysis Lab, in Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia.
In the mid 90's EAL moved into specialized agricultural analysis primarily related to organic and biological farming. Soil, leaf & compost analysis is designed to enhance soil management and encourage reduced & targeted application of inorganic fertilisers.
In this presentation Graham covers the benefits of monitoring soil, interpreting soil analysis results, nutrient budgeting and more.
Click here to see the video.