The latest SOILdarity specialized course.
The course on biofertilizers will include theoretical lectures about biofertilzers type and sources, their agronomic and environmental benefits, variable rate technologies to implement biofertilizers site specifically, and the potential socio-economic and environmental benefits of combining biofertilizers with variable rate technologies.
The online course will be integrated by a field trip to visit the experimental plots of biofertilizer use at different rates of applications implemented at Herdade dos Conqueiros . Participants will be able to do some evaluation of different agronomic differences using visual assessments, soil properties measurement using optical methods and crop NDVI sensors.
When and Where?
The course will be an online event from the 19th to the 30th of June 2023, with 2 hours of classes a day from 10:00 to 12:00 (Lisbon time).
Field trip will be held on June 28 at Herded dos Conqueiros (Alvalade do Sado, Alentejo).
The course is free of charge, but participants must register via the form available at the link below.
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Web link to the lectures will be available a few days before the course starts.
The course consists in 9 theoretical lectures (one lecture per day, from 10:00 to 12:00, Lisbon Time) and a field trip at Herded dos Conqueiros.
Lectures will be structured as follows:
|Date||Name of the lecture|
|19 June Monday||Introduction to biofertilizers in the context of soil ecology|
|20 June Tuesday||The need for biofertilizers: a market perspective|
|21 June Wednesday||From microbes to biofertilizers|
|22 June Thursday||Techincal and legal issues, the business plan associated with biofertilizers|
|23 June Friday||Alternatives to biofertilizers|
|24 June Saturday||No lecture|
|25 June Sunday||No lecture|
|26 June Monday||Works on Biofertilizers|
|27 June Tuesday||Black soldar fly as a soil stimulant|
|28 June Wednesday||Campo (Alvalade do Sado; Herdade dos Conqueiros)|
|29 June Thursday||Precision agriculture and biofertilizers, results from field assays|
|30 June Friday||Biofertilizers in precision agriculture: round table|