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October 2018

Tools for On-Farm Assessment: Waihi

October 5, 2018
Chaos Springs, 131 Deam Road
Waihi, Coromandel 3862 New Zealand

This workshop will run through the tools we currently have at our fingertips for on-farm assessment including: Graham Shepherd’s new abbreviated VSA; Holistic Grazing observation tools; Brix, EC and Sap PH metres; Plate meters; Penetrometers; Infiltration measurements; and of course,…

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Certificate in Regenerative Ag Systems

October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Hamilton Airport Conference Centre Hamilton, New Zealand

A 3-Day Intensive Workshop. 'Reduce the inputs and put the power back in your hands.' Take your operation to the next level with this dynamic soil course. Earlybird rate until 30th September: $425 per person After 30th September: $475 per…

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Soil FoodWeb Microscope Course

October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chaos Springs, 131 Deam Road
Waihi, Coromandel 3862 New Zealand

This Small Microscope Training Class, conducted by Soil Foodweb NZ, will cover a basic understanding of the soil foodweb principles: How to use a small microscope Identification of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes How to conduct qualitative assessments of your own…

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November 2018

John King: Holistic Planned Grazing

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Steve Harris’s Farm, 2237 Maungatautari Road
Cambridge, Waikato 3494

If you don’t have a well-functioning soil surface you’ll invariably be spending money trying to fix it. On this course, we will look at the problems and opportunities you face with pastures, soils, water quality, weeds and pests, and how…

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On-Farm Composting

November 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chaos Springs, 131 Deam Road
Waihi, Coromandel 3862 New Zealand

This one-day workshop will cover the basics of on farm composting including: Review of soil biology and their functions Understanding the carbon cycle Principles of thermal composting and vermi composting Compost pile types and construction Utilizing farm resources Recipes for…

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