Joel Williams is an independent plant and soil health educator and consultant. He has a keen interest in managing microbial ecology and mineral nutrition to optimise soil function, plant immunity and food quality. Joel works to integrate soil chemical & biological assessments, along with plant nutritional analyses as a joined-up strategy for managing crop production.
Although we predominantly consider the decay of root nodules and legume tissues as the main mode of delivery of N from legumes to the following crop, legume companions can also share N in real time to the current crop. This session will outline the pathways for belowground transfer of N, give insight into the biotic […]
Session led by Joel Williams, interviewing Simon Cowell (winner 2018) and this years finalists. Presenting the awards for Soil Farmer of the Year 2019 in association with Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit.
An introductory presentation for those new to conservation agriculture (CA). Amir will present a global overview of CA, why it is needed, CA principles and systems, adoption and spread globally, and broad benefits at the field and landscape level. This will be followed with a discussion from Joel linking the practices of CA back to […]
Artificial nitrogen has transformed agricultural production arguably like no other input, yet excess quantities of this highly reactive nutrient also cause a host of negative environmental impacts. With typical NUEs of ~50% the norm, there is scope to improve efficiencies and reduce dependency on bagged N. This session will share a selection of on-farm strategies […]