14oct(oct 14)10:00 am15(oct 15)12:00 pmSold Out!PRACTICAL MICROSCOPE TRAINING & MICROBIAL ASSAY (2 SESSIONS)Limited attendance - how to use a microscope to assay soil/compost & extract samples. PREREQUISITE COURSE: SOIL MICROBE BASICS10:00 am - 12:00 pm (15)
MICROBIAL ASSAY - PRACTICAL MICROSCOPE SESSIONS 1 & 2 PREREQUISITE COURSE: SOIL MICROBE BASICS Please ensure you have completed the prerequisite course before attending this course. This is a limited attendance course
MICROBIAL ASSAY – PRACTICAL MICROSCOPE SESSIONS 1 & 2
PREREQUISITE COURSE: SOIL MICROBE BASICS
Please ensure you have completed the prerequisite course before attending this course.
This is a limited attendance course that focuses on the development of practical microscope skills and microscope assay skills of soils, composts and liquid extracts using a microscope.
Bring your own, or use on of the three high quality microscopes to prepare samples and slides, understand how to use a microscope and how to conduct a microbial assay.
This workshop is of great benefit to semi-professional and professional growers who use natural or organic bioenhancing soil fertility approaches and who want to monitor their soil health and/or aerobic and facultative ferments themselves or in a group session.
Session 1 Topics include:
- Understand the features and functions of a biological microscope
- How to prepare a sample
- How to prepare a slide
- Identifying the different microorganisms
Session 2 Topics include:
- Revision of using a microscope, sample & slide preparation
- Microbial assay techniques for standardised results
- Group assessment of selected soil, compost and liquid extract samples
Workshop structure is a combination of short presentation and practical microscope skills.
Based on Attendees interest – a general microscope group session may be advertised for those who which to return to use the microscopes as a group for both the sharing experience and also to continue to build experience.
Workshop will be held at:
Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic Farm
4241 Channel Highway
Middleton TAS 7163
Cost: $90.00 per person per session ($180 total – microscope access included)
Microscope Kit: Must be purchased in advance from website or on day for personal use
Kit includes: Scale, Slides, Coverslips, Pipette, Lens Cleaner, 2 x Sample Container
Duration: 2 Hours
Microscope: 2 persons per microscope
Times: SESSION 1 – Saturday 14 October: 10:00am – 12:00pm
SESSION 2 – Sunday 15 October: 10:00am – 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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14 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 15 (Sunday) 12:00 pm