NO TILL CONFERENCE 2019

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Book your place for the annual No-Till Conference  to held on from 3 – 5 September 2019 at the ATKV Drakensville Holliday Resort, Drakensville, Kwa Zulu Natal. The theme for this years conference is The Regeneration of Agriculture Responsibly – by adopting The No-Till CA System. Bill Crabtree from the Australia is this years international guest speaker and will discuss “Why is residue so important?– biologically, chemically and physically”,  ” What are the best crop rotations?” and ” Soil Chemical Fertility Restraints”. This conference provides a comprehensive program, some of the speakers include Prof Charlie Reinhardt discussing  “The controversy around glyphosate – how much based on facts and how much based on perceptions?”;  Dr Philip Theunissen  speaking on “Should soil conservation be on your balance sheet?” and Deon Schroder discussing “Sugarcane farming: Changing a paradigm” I you have an interest in Conservation Agriculture and improving the productivity of your soil, this conference provides and excellent opportunity to meet research scientists and farmers who will share their experiences and learnings on how to successfully reap the benefits of No-Till farming. Motivational speaker Quinton Coetzee will address the delegates on Wednesday evening on “Head, Heart And Guts – Examples from the World”. Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration which lasts until 26 August 2019 to avoid the late registration fee. For more information on the principles and practice of no-till farming and the No-Till club visit: www.notillclub.com Conference Programme: http://www.notillclub.com/images/2019 NO-TILL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.pdf Registration forms: 2019 Delegates Registration  

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Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition Symposium 2019

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Book your place for the FERTASA  Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Symposium to held on 21 & 22 August 2019 at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria. The symposium theme is “Back to Basics for the Future”. Some of the guest speakers include Prof Jude Odhiambo covering Soil Origin and Variability; Chris Gazey from Australia covering Regenerative Agriculture; Prof Leon van Rensburg covering Physical Soil Properties: Electro Magnetic Induction; Dr Johan van Biljon covering Plant Nutrition: Principles of Fertilization and Pius Floris from Plant Health Cure, Netherlands, covering the Difference Between Soil Biology & Root Biology Full Symposium Programme: http://www.fertasa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Final-Programme_Day1and-2-2019-Symposium.pdf Individual Registration: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/82ec9305f615ca6c7de03c7d5/files/d45f6fea-f506-4ec5-8e04-6d2a6494c441/INDIVIDUAL_Registration_Form_2019.01.pdf  

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SOIL ACIDITY, LIMING, Ca and Mg NUTRITION WORKSHOP

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If you haven’t already done so, book your place for the Soil Acidity, Liming, Ca and Mg Nutrition Workshop to held on 22 May 2019 at the CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. Guest speakers include international expert Dr Doug Edmeades, AgKnowledge covering Evaluation of Products for dealing with Soil Acidity and Ca + Mg Nutrition, Dr Neil Miles, Consultant, covering Principles of Soil Acidity, Liming, Ca & Mg Nutrition, Dr Mart Farina, Consultant, covering Soil Acidity & Liming situation in Kwazulu-Natal, DR Koos Bornman and Kobus van Zyl, Omnia, covering Soil Acidity in Sandy Soils of the North West & Free State Provinces, Johan Engelbrect, Omnia covering Soil Acidity & Liming in Mpumalanga and Cobus Burger, SGS, covering Soil Acidity in Eastern Cape, Southern Kwa Zulu Natal & Western Cape. The Workshop will conclude with a full panel discussion of the guest speakers. Registration Form: Workshop-Registration-Form-2018        

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Dr Neil Miles consulting soil scientist

Dr Neil Miles, consulting soil scientist

Neil Miles is a consulting soil scientist based in Mount Edgecombe. Prior to entering into consultancy, he spent 28 years with the KZN Department of Agriculture, as a research scientist and research manager, followed by 10 years in research and advisory work with the South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI).

Neil played a leading role in the development of both the Cedara Fertilizer Advisory Service and SASRI’s Fertiliser Advisory Service (FAS). His PhD, through the University of Natal, focused on the nutrition of intensive pastures.  Neil’s particular interests are soil health and the nutrition of crops and pastures.

Contact Neil: milesofsoil@gmail.com