Soil Health Workshop

Build Resilience & Profitability

Soil health is one of the key building blocks to tree health and ultimately the profitability of your orchard

The seasons challenging weather conditions have had a negative impact on the soil in most orchards. Come along to hear and watch demonstrations from 3 soil experts to learn about the soil microcosm and ways to sustainably improve your soil.

 The Day will Cover

  • Practical applications and ideas to improve macadamia orchard soil health
  • Soil Health Card explanation and demonstration
  • Soil and macadamia root pit – see what is happening underneath the surface

Key Speakers

Alan Coates

Horticultural & Macadamia Expert, Orchard Soil Management Specialist, Coates Horticulture

Dr Abigail Makim

Agricultural Ecologist, Regeneration & Sustainable Ecosystems On-Farm Expert, BioResEd

Dr John Grant

Agroforestry Soil & Plantation Productivity Relationship Specialist, Soil Expert, SCU Lecturer


Workshop details

Date: Thursday August 25, 2022

Availability: Limited to 20 participants

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost:  Free

Location: Alstonville campus – 494 Bruxner Highway, Alstonville 2477

What’s provided:

Morning tea and BBQ lunch provided

What to wear:

The workshop will be held indoors and in the orchard, please wear enclosed footwear


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Following this, you will receive a follow up call to confirm your place and to provide you with more information about the day.

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