The National Biological Farming Conference and Expo: Pay Dirt 2016 focussed attention on enhancing soil biodiversity for improved productivity and profit and long term environmental and farm sustainability.
Together with leading international and local producers, researchers and agronomists we explored opportunities over four days for improving the soil’s ability to sustain life through:
Biological farming encompasses a range of farming systems that enhance the life-giving capacity of the soil.
In recent years, biological systems have moved from the backyard into medium and large-scale farming enterprises as farmers around the country join the search for knowledge and skills in biological farming practices. Farmers are trialling, perfecting and adopting practices such as cover cropping, composting and biological control of pests and disease to improve resilience to changes in the weather, increase water holding and disease suppression capacity, build soil carbon, reduce input costs and improve product quality.
The conference attracted:
• Farmers (croppers, dairy and livestock farmers, horticulturists, orchardists, viticulturists) • Graziers • Agronomic advisors • Producers and wholesalers of biological farming products • Rural supply outlets • Agricultural researchers • Educators • Students • Other land managers • Agricultural policy makers The conference expo promoted 40 exhibitors with cutting-edge farming technology and biological products to inform
and educate delegates in techniques to enhance their farm businesses for profit and environmental benefit.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2017!
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