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 […]
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 […]