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Conservation Agriculture Conference
15 November 2017 08:30 - 15:30
A Day with Joel Williams.
Joel Williams – Integrating Nutrition & Biology towards better Plant and Soil Health. This is a Part Two and more in depth meeting for all those who attended last year’s conference in Baldock.
In this year’s meeting we begin to build on the science discussed last year creating practical programs which can then be taken and implemented on farm. Joel Williams is an independent crop and soil health consultant and educator providing educational services on a range of soil health related topics. He is a soils enthusiast and healthy soils advocate and has worked with many farms where he integrates soil chemical and biological assessments along with plant nutritional analysis as a joined-up strategy for farm management.
Joel has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science specialising in crop and soil sciences and a keen interest in managing soil microbial ecology and plant & soil nutrition. He has a passion for teaching and has lectured worldwide.
Session 1 – The Living Soil and Organic Carbon: The centrepiece of soil health. Quantifying the value financially of Organic matter and practices to build levels sustainability.
Session 2 – Making the Most of Soil: Unlocking soil nutrients and improving input efficiency. Managing nitrogen from residue, cover crops and organic matter.
Session 3 – Plant Health and Integrated Pest Management. Brix meter and sap PH testing. Sampling techniques, how to interpret the result and adjust input programs.