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The Soil Has The Answers

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August 4 2014

The Soil Has The Answers

Water quality is a hot issue at present with Nick Smith and Fish and Game at loggerheads about who said what to whom and how they said it.

The answer — very literally — lies in the soil. Farmers and growers of the Association of Biological Farmers are hosting award-winning scientist Australia's Dr Christine Jones, known as the ‘Carbon Goddess’, at their Green Agriculture Innovation Awards (GAIA) being held as twin events in Rotorua and Christchurch respectively on Wednesday and Friday this week.

She’ll talk about the latest developments in biological soil management, which optimises fertility by minimising interventions like chemicals and tillage, with the result that farm runoff is effectively eliminated and pasture life extended in drought conditions

Dr Jones has a Community Fellowship Awards from Land and Water Australia for her immense ecological knowledge and continuing efforts to better manage land, water and pasture. She will be presenting some striking research showing fertility, pasture and crop yield improvements from a low-input biological approach


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