Are you farming in the Tweed? Want to improve your soil without endless applications of mulch, compost and fertiliser? Give soil organisms the job of managing your fertiliser regime instead.
Council’s Sustainable Agriculture Program and Tweed Landcare Inc. are offering a free workshop for Tweed’s farmers at Cudgen on Tuesday 19 June.
The event will be facilitated by world-renowned ecologist, Dr Wendy Seabrook, who will show you how to improve the ecological functions in your production systems and develop practical techniques for your crops and unique growing conditions. The day will involve a visit to a local farm to explore the concepts in more detail.
“Wendy has been working with growers throughout Australia and internationally to help them apply these practices, effectively reducing their costs, by bringing nature’s free ecological services back to their farms”, Eli Szandala, Program Leader – Sustainable Agriculture said. “It makes sense to utilise the soil biota and natural processes which come at no cost to producers and actually improve soil health and productivity over time.”
Bookings are essential by calling the Program Leader – Sustainable Agriculture on (02) 6670 2599.