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Biofertilisers course with Eugenio Gras

RegenAg UK Fertility Farming workshops with Eugenio Gras

Biofertilisers (2 Days) 16Th - 17Th July


Chromatography (1 Day) 18Th July 2013

at Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, Sussex

 

A favourite with many attendees, these workshops are all about having people wrestle back control of their farm's fertility. With input prices spiralling, the use of simple, cost-effective biofertilisers, microbial additives and an array of integrated practices guarantee an improvement to producers' bottom line. Learn how to make your own NPK with farm-made mixes that are oh so easy to make and so very cheap. Control problem fungi ahead of them occuring or know how to deal with them when they do. Build soils quickly and cost-effectively using the minimum input. Measure the interaction between the soil's (and compost) mineral, gaseous, organic and living components using the very simple technique of Chromatography. All of this and much more are dealt with in these most important and effective workshops.

 

Over the last 20 years, pioneering scientists in Latin America have developed a range of 'farm-made' BioFertilizers to replace energy-intensive and expensive artificial fertilizers. These techniques have enabled farmers across Latin America to access the tools and knowledge needed to get themselves 'off the drip' of increasingly unaffordable artificial fertilizers. They're now bringing this open-source knowledge to the rest of the world. Using a variety of simple processes, producers can make their own BioFertilizers on their own farms. The Fertility Farming course is very hands-on and involves showing producers how to make all of the fertilizers they're likely to need on their farm in order to restore fertility to their landscapes and increase yields. These include preparations such as:

 

Phosphito - A water-soluble form of phosphorus that is suitable for plant intake.

Biofertilisers - Microbial brews made from locally sourced materials, which fertilises plants with a full range of biologically active minerals.

Soluble lime sulphur - A plant and soil friendly application for preventing fungal infections and pest infestations.

 

The Biofertiliser movement has also revolutionised the use of Chromatography (see photo, left) so that producers can use this analysis technique for a whole range of applications, allowing them to test everything from their soils and produce to the various inputs they apply via a simple, effective, on-farm process. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a genuine classroom understanding of the science of monitoring soil (and compost) biology and how this biology is interacting (or not) with organic matter and the minerals present (or absent) in their samples. This knowledge can lead them into proper mineral and biological management, which can effectively reduce the effects of climate change on productive agricultural systems.

Participants will leave with a hands on understanding of how to do their own very cheap, easy and effective soil and compost analysis.

 

Fees (non residential):

Biofertilisers (2 days) £230 (early bird £220 if paid in full by 1st June)
Chromatography (1 day) £115 (early bird £110)

Book all 3 days together for £315 (early bird £300)
Fees includes all tuition and course materials, plus lunch each day.

 

Complete details from:

http://www.regenerativeagriculture.co.uk/index.php/course-calendar

 

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