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Rediscovering the power of soil biology in feeding our crops and plants

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Rediscovering the power of soil biology in feeding our crops and plants

Time: June 11, 2010 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Sir Llew Edwards Building, Room 115
City/Town: University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Website or Map: http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/dir…
Phone: Michael Velders (Arup) 0407 049 232
Event Type: free, seminar
Organized By: Arup and Sustain Queensland
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2010

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Event Description

Farmers and gardeners are rediscovering the power of nature and soil biology as the most effective engine feeding their plants to high nutrient quality and resilience.

Healthy soils help to wean farmers and gardeners off fossil fuel based fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides while maintaining productivity.

Farmers and gardeners planning for peak oil and interested in improving yields, product quality and garden resilience are now focusing on improving their soil biology for soil health.

Former CSIRO scientist Dr Maarten Stapper of BioLogic AgFood, is a speaker at the University of Queensland. Maarten will speak first hand of his 30 years research
experience and advising farmers on achieving soil health for profitable farming.

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Comment by Donna on June 11, 2010 at 7:36
Wish I could go to this, wonder if my boss would miss me ...

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