BLWK Jack Human-bewaringslandbouweek / CAWC Jack Human Conservation Agriculture Week 2021

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Wed Aug 4, 08:00 - Fri Aug 6, 12:00

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CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE – VALUE ADDITION THROUGH EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH

(webinar and practical days)

 

4-6 August 2021

 

Conservation Agriculture Western Cape and the Soil Health Support Centre invites you to the Jack Human Conservation Agricultural Week.

 

WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Place: Online on Crowdcast.


(The webinar and both practical days will be available online from Wednesday 4 August at 09:00 until Friday 20 August at 23:00.)

 

ONLINE PRACTICAL DAY 1

Date: Thursday 5 August 2021 (09:00-13:00)

Filmed at the Langgewens Research Farm. 

Topics:

– Insects and crop rotation

– Searching for earthworms

– Practical information about high density grazing with sheep

– Pulses and nitrogen fixation

– Spraying with drones

 

ONLINE PRACTICAL DAY 2

Date: Friday 6 August 2021 (09:00-12:00)

Filmed at Grabouw.

Topic: Cover crops in perennials

 

TICKETS

Buy tickets online on Quicket.

– R120 – webinar (access to both practical days included)

– R50 – practical day 1 (Langgewens)

– R50 – practical day 2 (Grabouw)

 

TICKETS FOR STUDENTS

R80 – webinar and both practical days

Please e-mail [email protected]

 

PARTNERS

Conservation Agriculture Western Cape; Western Cape Department of Agriculture; Soil Health Support Centre; Winter Cereal Trust; Landbouweekblad


SPONSORS

Atlantic Fertilisers; Piket Implemente; Rovic Leers; Barenbrug

 

ENQUIRIES

Programme – Dr Johann Strauss – [email protected]

Tickets and invoices – Clint Ockhuis – [email protected]

 

WEBINAR – SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

Mr Glen Rabenberg – Practical applications for improving soil water penetration and carbon sequestration in dry-land agro-ecosystems

Dr Angelo Loi – Inspiring practice change in Mediterranean pasture/crop systems

Mr Robert Harrison – Essential characteristics for legumes suitable for conservation agriculture

Mr Jean-Pierre de Villiers – Regenerative management of vineyards and orchards including the use of sheep and chickens

Mr Matthew Addison – Evaluation of cover crops and mulches in apple and pear orchards

Mr Fred Dupont – Applying regenerative agriculture principles in a fruit farming environment – objectives, progress and challenges

Mr Wilhelm Joubert – Why and how do I start with implementing conservation agriculture?

Mr Ian Cunningham – The economics of cover crops 

Ms Karina Roodt – How do I measure the health of my soil?

Prof Stephanie Midgely – The SmartAgri Plan – the way forward for deeper implementation and impact


Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds

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