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Making cover crops work

Plant nutrition, roller crimping and more. With plant and soil specialist Joel Williams and farmer Scott McCalman.

Soils for Life are hosting a ‘Making Cover Crops Work’ field day on Wednesday 27 March in Emerald Hill, near Gunnedah NSW. Hear from grain and cotton farmer Scott McCalman about how he is integrating cover crops in his broadacre enterprise, and his experiences with roller crimping. Scott will also talk about his journey in easing off intensive inputs and how he is building resilience in his soils and business.

Plant and soil health educator Joel Williams will share his insights into plant nutrition, how to optimise plant immunity and soil function, and how to reduce inputs while also managing risk.

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Event details

This event will start at the Emerald Hill Community Hall and finish at Scott McCalman’s nearby mixed cropping farm ‘Kuranda’. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

About the speakers

Joel Williams

Joel Williams is an independent plant and soil health educator based in Canada, working on soil management, plant nutrition and integrated approaches of sustainable food production. Joel is interested in designing farming systems that focus on managing soil biology along with crop and soil nutrition to optimise plant immunity and soil function.

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