Coping with Extremes in Climate Workshop

Produce High Yielding Crops with Low Costs

Friday25th June 2010 – Hallorans Hill Observation Building,
Atherton  (9:30am – 2:30pm)

Includes Light Lunch


Presentation funded by Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Organic Federation of Australia (OFA) to help all producers cope with extremes in climate.


This workshop will teach all producers how to obtain consistent high yields of quality produce through world’s best science and proven practice in organic methods.


Who can attend?

Conventional, organic and biological producers, consumers and interested parties


Where – Halloran’s Hill Observation Building, Atherton


When & Time – Starts 9:30am, finishes 2:30pm, Friday 25th June 2010


Cost – $40 per person to cover cost of 100 page booklet outlining world best practice international research on organic & biological farm practices – fully referenced.



Presenters – Adam Willson and Greg Paynter, Soil Systems Australia


Benefits to growers

This workshop is a practical presentation to help all producers build soil health and resilience into their farming operation. Includes such practices as;

·         Composting – how do I build the best compost

·         Nutrients – what minerals build healthy soils and better crop production

·         Increasing water use efficiency with soil carbon

·         Green manuring/cover crops – when is the best timing

·         Pasture management – how grazing builds soil carbon

·         Weed and Pest  Management through systems approach

·         Polyculture & biological ameliorants – building buffers in my farm

·         Why monitoring is so important?

·         Water management – avoiding the extremes through farm design

·         Using local resources in preference to branded products

·         Marketing options for growers who grow organically and biologically.


Benefits to the consumer

  1. Why quality varies?
  2. What things do you look for in buying good food?
  3. How good farm management is great for the environment and your health


This is a practical workshop by experienced farmers and consultants. There are well over 100 photographic slides. Bookings are essential;


Further information                                              

            Adam Willson

                                                                        Soil Systems Australia

                                                                        (07) 3162 0701

                                                                        0423 679 110           





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