DATE: 7 - 10 July 2015

       








"All very good very capable presenters, worthwhile training session. Covered all parameters of CFT/trading very well"

Field Day, 7 July 2015

The carbon farming

½ DAY FIELD TRIP

‘BIBBARINGA’

(Coach departs from Albury Entertainment Centre at 8.30 am sharp)

Tuesday 7th July 2015

Proudly presented by Carbon Farmers of Australia and hosted by Gillian Taylor

 

This ½ Day Field Trip is just part of the 2015 National Carbon Farming 4 day Event, and precedes and complements the 2 day Carbon Farming Conference.

 

The full Suite of Events over 4 days is designed to be a holistic education program to enable farmers and others to understand how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) may work for farmers, what is now  allowable, timeframes for implementation and building a new industry at a time when farmers are calling out for diversity of income.


INNOVATIONS IN CARBON FARMING

This half day Field Day  will showcase innovative solutions for measuring/monitoring and increasing Carbon in agricultural soils and the Land Sector for the purpose of entering the Carbon Markets.

PROGRAM

 TUESDAY 7TH JULY 2015
8:00am -
8.30am
  • Registration at Albury Entertainment Centre 553 Kiewa Street Albury
  • Board Coach 
8:30am
SHARP
Coach departs for ‘Bibbaringa’
9:00pm –
9:30am

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME TO BIBBARINGA
FARM OVERVIEW
  • Description of goals – where the farm is heading 
  • Planned Grazing and Carbon Farming 
  • Where does Natural Sequence Farming and Tree Plantings fit?
  • How plan is being implemented
  • How might this system be used in future under the ERF?
  • Discussion 
Speaker: Michael Gooden
9:30am –
10:15am

DEMONSTRATION of SOIL TESTING for SOIL CARBON

Soil Carbon Method a Reality - WHAT is required to test for Soil C under the method?
Methods are very specific – how does this one work?

  • First Step - Desk research - What is required? 
  • Description of soil testing rig – What is required? 
  • Results of the sampling done in QLD 
  • How might this method be used in the ERF?
  • Discussion
Speaker: Dr Thakur Bhattarai Central Queensland University.
10:15am –
10:45pm
SITE VISIT - NATURAL SEQUENCE FARMING SITE.
  • There is nothing more inspiring than a waterway which has been bought ‘back from the brink’. 
  • We’ll visit the NSF site. How has this worked for Bibbaringa? 
  • Future of such endeavours given the barriers to uptake. 
10:45am –
11:15am
SITE VISIT - ERF COMPLIANT TREE PLANTING.
  • When were they planted? 
  • What does a ‘Native Forest’ plantings need to contain? 
  • How are they going? Next steps. 
  • Plans for selling the carbon 
  • How might this system be used in future under the ERF? 
11:15am –
11:45am

Afternoon Tea is served in THE SHED
11:45am –
12:30pm
DEMONSTRATION of the new ‘Soilkee Renovator’.
  • What is this new ‘soil renovator’ machine? 
  • How does it work and what results have been seen?
  • Some carbon results. 
  • Implications for using the machine in a soil carbon ERF method. 

Speaker: Dr Maarten Stapper - BioLogical Foods
12.30pm
  • Coach returns to Albury Entertainment Centre

Disclaimer: While the solutions showcased will be innovative and designed to move forward in the carbon farming space, none of the innovations shown are specifically endorsed by Carbon Farmers of Australia and participants will need to rely on their own enquiries and knowledge to verify any decisions around the use of these tools.
 

Soil Management System Green Collar Mara Seeds CarbonLink Soft Agriculture Carbon Farmers of Australia RDA Orana Image Map