october, 2017

22oct1:00 pm3:00 pmSold Out!FACULTATIVE ANAEROBIC MICROBES - PRACTICAL SESSIONVital fermenters - breeding and benefiting from metabolites. PREREQUISITE COURSE:  SOIL MICROBE BASICS1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details



Please ensure you have completed the prerequisite course before attending this course.

Facultative anaerobes (fermenters) have such a short natural season in colder climates, but are vital for soil and plant health, being responsible for not only producing growth hormones and disease suppressive enzymes, but aiding in germination and biostimulation of aerobic microbes.

Because these are vital to intensive production areas like market gardens and greenhouses, we have alternative approaches to breeding and utilising these critical organisms and their metabolites in our soils all year round.

This workshop focuses on sourcing and natural breeding methods of soil beneficial facultative anaerobic microbes in a breeding material that can be used directly in soils, or where microbes can be extracted, diluted and applied to a larger area.

This specific approach is intended to produce the broadest biomass and biodiversity of each of the important facultative anaerobic sets of microorganisms as well as their incredibly important metabolites which include growth hormones and disease suppressive antibiotics.

We explore both methods of a fermented liquid product which is useful for dilution and use in fertigation, watering cans or backpack sprayers as well as fermented soil amendments which pre-digest and add both nutrient and microbes.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding facultative microbes and seasonal relevance
  • Benefiting from metabolites and biostimulant effect for aerobic microorganisms
  • Liquid fermenting – controlled temperatures & knowing when ready
  • Fermented soil amendments – predigested nutrients and living organisms
  • How to apply or use as soil amendment

Workshop structure is combination of short presentation, practical breeding assembly and microscope assay of sourced and resultant microbes.

Workshop will be held at:

Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic Farm
4241 Channel Highway
Middleton TAS 7163

Cost:    $90.00 inc GST per person

Duration:  2 Hours

Times:  Sunday 21 October:  1:00am  – 3:00pm


You are welcome to make a tea or coffee using the facilities, however I would also appreciate if you washed your mug when you are finished.

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