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Soil biology workshop - Yass

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26 Jun 2012 - 9:00am

The NSW Department of Primary Industries together with the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority are running a one-day workshop on soil biology at Yass. The workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the contribution of soil organisms to soil health, land management strategies to maintain and increase soil biological health and some methods to monitor changes in the activities of soil organisms.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 26th June 2012, from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. The workshop will be held at the Yass campus of TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute, 51 Church Street Yass.

An identical workshop is being run at Wagga on Wednesday 27th June 2012 - click here for more details.

The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to understand:

  • How soil organisms contribute to soil health and how to measure their activities

  • Land management practices that increase soil organic matter/soil organic carbon content which are also described as the underlying processes to maintain and increase soil biological health.

  • Practical aspects of monitoring soil organisms focused on farm based measurements

If you are interested in attending, please register your interest by contacting the Murrumbidgee CMA Yass office by Thursday 31st May 2012, on 61 186 013, melinda.johnson@cma.nsw.gov.au or sari.glover@cma.nsw.gov.au.

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