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NSW Hunter Valley Soil Field Day

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

$40 – $50

Healthy and Productive Groves Field Day Program: Hunter Valley NSW

REGISTER BELOW

Sunday 7 March 2021– Hunters Dream Estate 149 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin 2320 NSW

Field Day Hosts – Kees van de scheur, Hunters Dream Estate


PROGRAM

  • Arrival from: 8.30 am meet at Hunters Dream Estate Cellar Door
  • Refreshments on arrival
  • Commence: 9.00 am

AM Welcome, introductions, grove walk and soil and leaf nutrition surveys:

  • 9.00 AM Session 1 (40 min): Introductions: “Setting the scene & defining the problem” – with Greg Seymour (AOA CEO) – Lifting grove productivity and OliveCare® grove best practice checklists.
  • 9.40 PM Session 2 (100 min) Grove Walk: “Grove innovations and issues” – considerations for managing an olive grove, including grove redevelopment & management to improve soil and tree health, and grove productivity – with Kees van de scheur (Hunters Dream Estate):
    • Hunters Dream Estate on-farm biosecurity best practice – with Greg Seymour (AOA CEO) and Kees van de scheur
    • Hunters Dream Estate maintaining a productive tree canopy (both medium and high density) with Mauro Ruffolo (Hunters Dream) & Kees van de scheur
    • Hunters Dream Estate grove nutrition best practice (Ref session 3) with Peter Briscoe (Biopvit) & Kees van de scheur
    • Hunters Dream Estate managing and monitoring soil moisture including, irrigation, inter row management, mulching and the benefits of building soil carbon with John Barton (Charton & Bang, Research & Development) & Kees van de scheur

11.20 AM Break for refreshments (shed): (20 Minutes)

  • 11.40 PM Session 3 (60 Min): Soil and Leaf nutrition sampling and analysis with Peter Briscoe (Biopvit)
  • How to sample grove soils for nutrition analysis – how when where?
  • Interpreting soil analysis reports
  • How to sample the grove for a leaf analysis– how when where?
  • Interpreting leaf analysis reports
  • Planning a grove nutrition program including use of soil conditioners
  • 12.40 PM Break for Lunch: (60 Minutes): With exhibitor grove measuring / monitoring equipment
  • Soil improvement / composting with John Barton (Charton & Bang, Research & Development)
  • Soil / Leaf analysis and grove nutrition with Peter Briscoe (Biopvit)
  • Demonstration of measuring microbial activity in soil with Peter Briscoe (Biopvit)
  • Soil moisture monitoring – TBA
  • On-farm weather stations – TBA

PM: Soils, making and using compost, field day evaluation:

  • 1.40 PM Session 4 (100 Min): Utilising grove organic waste, making and using compost with John Barton (Charton & Bang, Research & Development)
  • 3.20 PM Break for refreshments: (20 Minutes)
  • 3.40 PM Session 3 (60 Min): Soils – “Understanding the role of soil carbon, soil water and soil biology” with John Barton (Charton & Bang, Research & Development)
  • What is soil carbon and where does it come from
  • Soil carbon and soil water
  • Collecting more water
  • Holding more water
  • Giving more water
  • Reducing losses
  • Economic benefits
  • The importance of building soil and tree health for IPDM
  • Composting training course and consultancy services
  • 4.40 PM – Field day feedback and evaluation (cellar door) (20 Min)
  • 5.00 PM Field day concludes followed by refreshments until 6.00 pm

Registrations close 26 February 2021


 

 

This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation olive research and development levy, co-investment from the Australian Olive Association and contributions from the Australian Government.

Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$40 – $50
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Australian Olive Association

Venue

Hunters Dream
149 Deasys Road
Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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Tickets

Unlimited available
NSW HV Soil Field Day - Member / levy payer$40.00 inc. GSTThe Soil Field Day will highlight the role and management of healthy soils in producing healthy trees and lifting grove productivity.
Unlimited available
NSW HV Soil Field Day - Non-Member$50.00 inc. GSTThe Soil Field Day will highlight the role and management of healthy soils in producing healthy trees and lifting grove productivity.