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Understanding soil biology

Objective of the event

Farmers want to know if they can manage soil better. Better management leads to improved productivity and greater resilience. This event aimed to give farmers confidence when managing their soils.

Key Messages

The number and diversity of soil organisms is enormous.

Soil microbia live on carbon and carbohydrates but also respire co2 limiting their carbon fixation capacity.

Reflections on the Event

An essential introduction to soil biology leading to a summary of cutting edge research. Not to be missed.

Date:

6 Apr,2011

Event Type:

Field Day

Location:

Nuriootpa

Coordinator:

Monique White