Expert to dig the dirt on good soil health during special visit to Kangaroo Island

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Come and hear international soil and plant health educator Joel Williams from Integrated Soils talk about his latest knowledge on soil biology and foliar nutrition on March 20.

Expert to dig the dirt on good soil health during special visit to Kangaroo Island
World-renowned international plant and soil health educator Joel Williams. (Image Integrated Soils)

International soil and plant health educator Joel Williams will present his latest findings during a special presentation on Kangaroo Island this month.

The Soil Health Day event, hosted by the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board (KILB) on March 20, will reveal Mr William’s latest knowledge on soils biology and foliar nutrition.

“What is healthy soil? How do we measure it and why do we need it? These are questions farmers, agricultural advisors and even home gardeners have had in recent years,” KILB’s Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator Venetia Bolwell said.

“We are very excited to have Joel visit the island to discuss a range of strategies farmers can implement to improve input efficiencies and yield. He will be able to help address the many questions that are being raised in current discussions about soil health.”

An independent farm consultant, Mr Williams founded ‘Integrated Soils’, conducting regular farm visits, plant and soil assessments, as well as interpreting soil, leaf and sap test results.

Mr. Williams is a keen communicator and his articles, videos and audio are available on his website https://integratedsoils.com/resources/

“We encourage anyone interested in this important subject to join the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board for the day to explore the reality of healthy soils and how to optimise your productivity by integrating farm practices that promote soil health,” Ms Bolwell said.

There are three free sessions on Monday 20 March at Parndana Sports Club. Come to one, or come to all free sessions:

  • 1–3 pm Discussion on plant nutrition management and roles of the key elements.
  • 4–5.30 pm Field walk to investigate soil pits, soil biology and soil organic matter.
  • 6 pm Dinner
  • 6.30–8.30 pm Plant biodiversity benefits in crop and pasture.

To register your interest please contact Venetia Bolwell on 0437 172 877 or email Venetia.Bolwell@sa.gov.au

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