Field days to focus on soil health

HEALTHIER soil is just a field day away with Gympie region producers invited to attend two upcoming field days which will look at soil health from a biological perspective.

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) FarmFLOW extension officer Adam Logan encouraged producers from all industries to attend.

Mr Logan said internationally renowned plant pathologist and soil biologist Dr Graham Stirling would be speaking on Measuring and Maximising Biological Health of Agricultural Soils.

“Dr Stirling has 35 years’ experience in research (and) has published more than 70 scientific papers,” he said.

“He has experience in both temperate and tropical agriculture, having worked in Queensland, South Australia and California on crops including wheat, rice, stone fruit, apples, citrus, grapes, pineapples, ginger, sugarcane, tomatoes and potatoes.”

The Landsborough field day will be held on Wednesday, October 13 from 10am at the Landsborough Hall, Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough. RSVP to Zane Nicholls 5453 5816 or send an email to Zane.Nicholls@deedi.qld.gov.au.

The Cootharaba field day is on Thursday, October 14 from 10am at Maravista, 156 Kinmond Creek Rd, Cootharaba. RSVP to Adam Logan on 5482 4596 or send an email to adam@mrccc.org.au.

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