Register your interest in our Soil Carbon Fundamentals Workshops for Nhill and Edenhope.
We aim to host these workshops prior to the peak season of Harvest 2021 but will be guided by the Victorian Government’s restrictions and advice moving forward.
Join us for this introductory workshop to learn more about soil carbon and how you can implement an on-farm soil carbon trial.
This workshop is ideal for farmers:
- who want to learn more about the ever-popular topic of carbon
- who want to increase productivity and yield whilst caring for their soil and environment
- who are looking at ways to continue their journey into managing soil health
- who want to see a soil pit in action
This workshop will answer your questions about soil carbon, such as:
- What is soil carbon?
- How is it measured?
- What results should I look for in my soil test?
- How can soil carbon be lost?
- How can you add carbon to the soil?
- What are the benefits of soil carbon to my business?
- How can I start a small soil carbon trial of my own?
- What can you learn from a soil pit?
Introducing Declan McDonald
Declan has over 30 years of experience in soil and horticultural management in a variety of roles in both public and private sectors. He has held senior roles in primary production with the NSW, Tasmanian, and Victorian state governments and was instrumental to the opening of the Victorian office of SESL Australia in 2014. He established Regen Soils in 2020 and currently sits on the Victorian board of AORA (Australian Organics Recycling Association) as a technical adviser.
Soil organic matter (SOM) is Declan’s primary research area. SOM is the life-blood of soil and we must manage for this property if we are to improve the health of our soils.
The focus of his work is to maximise the productive capacity of the soil through the promotion of biological activity supported by carefully selected fertilisers and other inputs. The aim is to provide farmers with tools to improve their land’s condition, improve profitability, and reduce stress.
Visit https://www.partnersinag.org.au/upcoming-events to register your interest and be the first to know when we reschedule these workshops.
This workshop is supported by Wimmera CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.