WSU Soil Biology Masterclass 2022

Mon 8 & Tue 9 August 2022, 9am-4pm AEST

Attend this two-day Masterclass hosted by Western Sydney University’s Global Centre for Land-Based Innovation and gain the core knowledge and principles you’ll need to enable you to integrate soil biology and health into your management practices, sustainably increasing productivity and profitability.

Tailored for growers, consultants and agronomists, WSU’s 2022 Masterclass in soil biology will deliver a comprehensive account of the latest research into soil health, biology and nutrition practices, with presentations from experts in the field.

Participants, the organisers claim, will ‘learn how to harness the life in [their] soils for better farming outcomes; adopt practices and strategies to enhance the life in soils; and use the power of plant-soil-microbial relationships to unlock soil nutrients, produce healthier and more nutritious plants and understand how microbes drive modern farming success’.

The program includes:

  • a full overview of soil health, soil biology and nutrition practices that reflect the latest, emerging research findings;
  • a conference dinner with delegates;
  • conference materials;
  • access to soil health facilities at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus;
  • morning and afternoon teas, and lunch on Day 1.

Course outline

The full two-day program aims to expand attendees’ understanding of how new research is driving renewed interest in soil health as a function of overall farm productivity. Sessions will cover the latest knowledge on:

  • the history of soil biology and agriculture;
  • diversity and functions of soil microbes that drive productivity;
  • nutrient cycling of nitrogen, carbon and other nutrients;
  • plant and microbial interactions;
  • soil fauna that influence soil biology and activity; and
  • integrating soil health methods into practice.

Who should attend?

This is an ideal program for keen and innovative delegates seeking to understand the benefits of soil biology as a driver of healthy crops and healthy foods in sustainable production environments, especially:

  • proactive and innovative growers across horticultural and agricultural sectors; an d
  • consultants, advisors and agronomists seeking to unlock new value from cropping operations.

For more information about the Masterclass, download the brochure.

Where and when?

The Masterclass will take place on WSU’s Hawkesbury Campus on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August 2022, running 9am-4pm both days.

Registration and further information

Tickets are $395 per person and ticket sales close on 20 July 2022.

Masterclass places are limited, so act fast.

To buy tickets, click here.