RegenAG® invites you to attend their three-day Biofertiliser course to be held at the QCWA Hall, North Eton (theory) & the Attard’s 100Ha Sugar Cane Farm (prac). This hands-on course delivered by RegenAG’s own Kym Kruse, a leader in the field of regenerative agriculture, is designed for commercial farmers and delivered to small groups of no more than 15 participants.
You will learn practical methods to make your own products, which will greatly benefit anyone spending
crippling $$ on conventional inputs or those who have gone ‘organic’ but are still shopping for inputs.
This course is for you if you want to:
- significantly reduce the cost of your inputs;
- learn how to solubilise minerals yourself rather than purchasing ready-made soluble mineral fertilisers;
- learn how to recognise, capture and reproduce beneficial microbes;
- increase the water-holding capacity of your soils;
- control pests and disease with reduced artificial chemicals; and
- increase your soil, plant and animal health.
What is Biofertiliser?
Biofertiliser is a ferment made from a biological base in water and enriched with foods to feed biology and minerals for biology to digest. The final product becomes a solution that contains chelated minerals, biocoloides, hormones, biocatalysts, and micro-organisms. It can nourish, regenerate and activate life in the soil, it revitalises plants and stimulates their immune system against disease, fungi and insect attack. It can also be used as a substitute for expensive chemical and biological fertilisers.
Why should I attend?
At the end of the course you will have been taught the methods and processes to actually make these inputs yourself rather than having to purchase our products year after year. The course is a small investment in your education and farming enterprise that will pay for itself very quickly and free you from ever increasing input prices.
The three-day course includes topics covering:
- Plant nutrition and the direct relationship to pest & disease
- Biofertiliser production from a range of readily available biological bases
- Mineral Chelate recipes - individual minerals + multi-mineral mixes
- Native Microbe production & uses - biofert, lick blocks, livestock health, extractions
- Pumpkin biofert - phototrophics + alternative biology for biofert production
- Soluble phosphorus production from raw materials
- Mineral recipes for bug control + plant nutrition
- Mother brew recipes for mass biofert production
- Reproduction of beneficial microbes - N fixers, trichoderma, metarizium, pseudomonas florence
- Sulphate utilization
- Extracts - alcohol, native microbe & hot water methods
- Biol production from various biological sources
- Lime Sulphur incl. variations on the base recipe
- EM/LAB manufacturing & multiple uses
- Cattle lick blocks, loose mineral mixes, liquid mineral supplements, pasture flavour improver
- Fish hydrolysate production
- Alternative fungicides + early/later powdery mildew control
- Seed coating
- Bokashi compost + alternative composting methods
- Quality control testing of bioferts
- Chromatography practice for soils
- Application rates & equipment
- Mechanisation & up-scaling of processes
Using biofertilisers can save you money.
Farmers all over the country have benefitted from this course applying the methods across a wide range of crops and climatic conditions. From vegetable producers to citrus growers to sugar cane farmers, the results speak for themself - lower cost of production, increased productivity/quality, improved soil health.
Visit our website at www.RegenAG.com to view more information on these outstanding result
This workshop will be held at two locations. The theory will be delivered at the QCWA Hall, Mill St. North Eton and the practical component will be delivered at the nearby (1km) sugar cane farm of John & Michael Attard located at 223 North Eton Rd, North Eton.
About the Teacher:
Kym Kruse is a designer, consultant and educator who works with farmers, natural resource management groups, local government and industry representatives, schools, sustainable backyard developers and indigenous communities across a wide range of bioregions, farms, watersheds andurban environments. Kym’s background is in Integrated Rice and Duck Cultivation, Whole Farm Design and Regenerative Agriculture methodology.
Kym has co-founded: FreeRange Permaculture, non-forprofit community group Permaculture Cairns, King Brown Technologies and RegenAG®. Currently Kym works for RegenAG® to establish collaborative regional partnerships, farmer to farmer networks and convenes Regenerative Agriculture events around Australia. He is an entertaining speaker well known for his passionate and whole-hearted persistent promotion of how thoughtful design and Regenerative Agriculture can build the future for resilient, profitable and regenerative farming and urban communities. Kym is authorised in Australia to train and consult in methods developed by Latin American organisation MasHumus, whose work he will present at this workshop.
Booking into this course:
** A $200 per person discount applies to all landholders within the Reef Catchments region. **
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER
Contact Kym Kruse on (07) 4086 8019 or email: email@example.com
Registration closes on Friday 24 March 2017
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RegenAG® is a community based family enterprise committed to helping regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods. RegenAG®’s charter is to provide farmers, land holders and communities with education and training opportunities to learn from the world’s most innovative and effective regenerative agriculture practitioners in a wide range of fields:
Holistic Management® / Keyline® / Pasture Cropping / Biofertilisers / Chromatography/ Microbe reproduction/ Building Local Food Systems / Beyond Organic Farming / Integrated Farm Design and more...
Our unique line up of instructors are some of the very innovators currently smashing records across the globe for on-farm profits, topsoil creation, creating oasis from wastelands and building local markets through regenerative techniques. They have proven that regenerative agriculture can be extremely profitable, scalable, replicable, understood and enthusiastically implemented when the opportunity for learning those techniques is presented and made available. Our courses, practical workshops and events provide access to and empower participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to transform our landscapes, food systems and communities.
We are committed to supporting our learning communities post course through our RegenAG® Farmer's Network and collaboration with regional bodies, Landcare organisations and local councils to provide practical assistance during transition and to facilitate opportunities for further knowledge transfer within regions around Australia. All the regenerative methodologies and techniques we teach and promote work together as a powerful 'tool kit' to regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods.
We believe that by empowering farmers, landholders, consumers and professional organisations with the RegenAG® ‘tool kit’ to regenerative profitability in all it's manifestations, the potential beyond this for broad-scale community profitability and environmental regeneration as a result, is unlimited.