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  • Mark Tupman
    Mark Tupman
    Agroecologist, Productive Ecology

    For over two decades Mark has been active in the fields of organic/biodynamic production, permaculture, sustainability, agro-ecology and holistic management and in between times managed an orchard, animals and food gardens on his own property. Through his business, Productive Ecology, Mark provides consultation and education & training in the establishment of integrated living production systems. In addition to his consulting work, Mark works as the horticulture project manager at the Witchcliffe Ecovillage development and as a project consultant to the Lower Blackwood Landcare Group


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11 Apr 2024


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Efficient and Effective Foliar Nutrition

A live webinar event

The application of nutrients, or fertilisers, that plants require is an important component in primary production operations. For numerous reasons, crops or pastures, may not naturally get all the nutrients they need from the soil in order to perform well. The considered application of fertiliser is often necessary to meet the desired outcomes of enterprise programs.

The price of fertilisers continues to rise as global supplies are used up, this coincides with a general decline in soil health in agriculture and a greater reliance on and requirement of fertiliser to maintain production..  More than ever, there is both an economic and environmental imperative to make nutrient applications as efficient and effective as possible.

Presented by Mark Tupman from Productive Ecology, this webinar will explore how the application of nutrients to the foliage of plants can be an effective way to improve crop/pasture nutritional status, and as a consequence reduce the volume and costs of some inputs whilst at the same time contribute to improved soil health. . Topics covered include:

  • Why Foliars – soil constraints, efficiency, environmental implications
  • Determining nutritional requirements for a foliar program
  • Improving photosynthesis and protein synthesis
  • Suitable forms of nutrients for foliar applications
  • Application rates and spray concentrations
  • Compatibility – what is and what’s not
  • Chelating/Complexing Nutrients for improved uptake
  • Winning Combinations – Nutrients, Biostimulants and Inoculants
  • DIY recipes for success
  • Getting the tank mix right – water quality, pH, EC, mixing order
  • Application Considerations – climactic conditions, time of day, spray equipment/nozzles, stage of growth, frequency…
  • Testing effectiveness – Brix, Plant and Tissue Analysis

Event Logistics

When? Thursday April 11th, 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Where? You can participate in this webinar from the comfort of your own home!

How? Once you register you’ll receive a confirmation with a link to the  webinar. As this is a LIVE, ONLINE webinar you’ll be able to ask questions during and after the presentation.

After the webinar we’ll send you:

  • Access to the recording of the webinar
  • A PDF of the presentation

Cost? This is a free event

This webinar is supported though funding from Soil Wise. Soil Wise is funded by the National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants – an Australian Government initiative. It is supported by Healthy Estuaries WA – a State Government program. This event also forms part of the Lower Blackwood LCDC’s Regenerative Agriculture in Practice Program and is supported through the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Environmental Management Fund.

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