october, 2017

18oct9:00 am12:00 amSold Out!INTERPRETING SOIL, TISSUE, WATER & MICROBE TESTS & DIAGNOSTIC APPOACHThis workshop is aimed at the interested layperson and semi-professional grower for test interpretations and plant health issue diagnostic.9:00 am - 12:00 am

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This workshop is aimed at the interested layperson and semi-professional grower.

A healthy soil is one with well balanced mineral profile, strong presence of humus and organic matter, and biologically active with good biomass, diversity and group ratios.

Trying to assess how healthy your soils are and how to interpret the soil tests produced by different laboratories can be difficult for the layperson and even sometimes for professional growers.

Often you don’t order the right tests that will support micro or trace deficiency analysis or microbial absence.

This workshop will review some of the basic reports from standard rural suppliers, some of the best reports from recommended laboratories and walk you through the reports so you understand the deficiencies, toxicities or imbalances.  We will also take a more diagnostic approach on how to identify if a plant health issue is related to mineral deficiencies, chemical impact, water quality issues, climatic, pathogen or pest.

Topics covered:

  • Soil mineral tests (both basic and best)
  • Plant tissue analysis – how to interpret and form a course of correction
  • Water quality tests – how to read and mitigate impacts
  • Microbe tests – different test types and how to interpret the plant impact
  • A diagnostic tool kit to differentiate mineral, pathogen or pest (water or chemical)
  • Soil pH impact on mineral availability
  • Mineral antagonistic interactions with excessive levels

Workshop will be held at:

Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic Farm
4241 Channel Highway
Middleton TAS 7163

Cost:    $95.00 inc GST per person

Duration:  3 Hours

Times:  Saturday 18 October:  9:00am  – 12:00pm


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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