Next AWRI webinar – Building soil carbon in vineyards

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Time: 11.30 am Australian Central Daylight Time (Adelaide, GMT+10:30)

Summary: In this webinar, Dr Mark Farrell from CSIRO will provide an update on carbon stocks in Australian agriculture, the importance of soil carbon in food production and the best ways to increase carbon stocks. Prof. Tim Cavagnaro from the University of Adelaide will discuss why grapegrowers might want to sequester carbon in their vineyards and how they can do this. Tim will focus on the importance of building soil carbon to improve soil structure, water infiltration rates and soil fertility. He will also provide practical advice about how growers can increase soil carbon levels in their vineyards by maintaining plant cover. Joseph Marks from the University of Adelaide will discuss the economic and environmental benefits of building soil carbon and role of under-vine management in protecting and increasing soil organic carbon stocks.

Presenters: Prof. Timothy Cavagnaro (University of Adelaide), Joseph Marks (University of Adelaide) and Dr. Mark Farrell (CSIRO)

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2020-2021 webinars

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What is a webinar?

Webinars are interactive online seminars where you participate from your home or workplace using a computer or mobile device with internet access. You will hear from a presenter, see their slides and have the opportunity to ask questions. AWRI webinars cover a range of winemaking, winery management and viticulture topics and are usually held on a Thursday at 11:30 am Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+09:30).

2020-2021 system requirements

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