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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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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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  Book your place for the FERTASA 59th ANNUAL CONGRESS to held on 11 April 2019 at The Spier,  Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. Some of the speakers include  Michel Prud’homme, Senior Director Production & International Trade Service from the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) covering Global Fertilizer Trends, Annelize Crosby, Head Land Centre of Excellence, Agri SA covering Land Reform in 2019, Jonathan Mudzunga, Registrar, DAFF covering Proposed South African Fertilizer Legislation and Prof Nick Vink, covering The Obstacles to Employment Growth in South African Agriculture. See the full Congress Programme: Congress-Programme-2019 Register and pay by 31 March to avoid the late registration fee: Final-INDIVIDUAL-Registration-Form-2019

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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