Soil guru shows how it’s done at National Horticulture Convention
See the Weekly Times article about the Kalfresh Soil Wealth site.
National Horticulture Convention delegates were invited to tour farms south of Brisbane, one of which was the large scale market garden Kalfresh.
Robert Hinrichsen, who is hosting a Soil Wealth carrot demonstration site at Kalbar, said he could see his soil structure and biology declining under standard intensive vegetable production, leading to soil disease issues and an over reliance on soil fumigants.
Six years ago, Mr Hinrichsen and his team decided to implement four key practices to improve soil health, including controlled traffic farming (permanent beds), compost and biological fertilisers, cover crops and integrated pest management.