Soil Health Conference 2019

Soil Health Conference lines up 19 industry professionals – farmers, consultants, researchers – who are going to talk about their experiences regarding nutrient management in regenerative agriculture systems. Their topics will cover soil analysis, composting, cover cropping, microbial inoculants, soil surveying, organic farming and other aspects of (regenerative) agriculture.

Our conference is primarily aimed for Hungarian farmers, however, farmers, consultants and innovators from the surrounding countries are more than welcome. We would like to notify you that 8 presentations will be held in English, while the other 11 presentations will be given in Hungarian.

When and where

Date: 14th November 2019 (Thursday), from 8:00 to 17:00
Place: Lurdy Conference Center – 1097 Budapest, Könyves Kálmán krt. 12-14. (view it on Google Maps)



09:15-09:30 – Opening speech (Zsombor Diriczi, Démétér Biosystems)
09:30-10:15 – “Hungary” insects only attack unhealthy plants (Dr. Thomas M. Dykstra [USA] – English presentation)
10:15-11:00 – Biological Induction in the plant-soil microbiome (Dr. Christine Jones [AUS] – English presentation)
11:00-11:30 – Coffee break
11:30-12:15 – Soil health in the desert (Scott Ravenkamp [USA] – English presentation)
12:15-13:00 – Redesign to Regenerate: transitioning farming systems toward agroecology (Joel Williams [CAN] – English presentation)
13:00-14:30 – Lunch and networking

Section 1: Analytics for the future

14:30-15:00 – EC and CEC – knowing your soils better (Árpád Majkut)
15:00-15:30 – Plant sap analysis – monitoring plant health (Joan Timmermans [NL] – English presentation)
15:30-16:00 – Nutrient management in precision farming (Antalné Regős)
16:00-16:30 – Soil balancing – using the Albrecht method in Europe (York-th Bayer [GER] – English presentation)
16:30-17:00 – Soil quality evaluation in the 21st century (Dr. Tamás Hermann)

Section 2: Cycling organic matter

14:30-15:00 – Microherding in Agriculture: nutrient retention and cycling and how to grow your microherd (Molly C. Haviland [USA] – English presentation)
15:00-15:30 – Mycorrhiza fungi in agriculture – facts and challeges (Eva Lucic)
15:30-16:00 – Arable management in Polish Midwest farm (Pawel Kaczmarek [POL] – Enlgish presentation)
16:00-16:30 – It won’t work without the soil – soil health and agronomy (Dr. Renátó Kalocsai)
16:30-17:00 – Liming in practice – when, how and with what? (Zoltán Kádár)

Section 3: Innovative farmer solutions

14:30-15:00 – Min-till in organic farming (Attila Szabó)
15:00-15:30 – Farming sands and peats at the same time (József Bellus)
15:30-16:00 – Taming the hard soils of Békés county (Ede Kis)
16:00-16:30 – A slice of the US in Szabolcs county (Péter Juhász)
16:30-17:00 – Humic acids and min-till in Northern Serbia (Ildikó Horváth)


Tickets cost 125 EUR + 27% VAT per person. Tickets can be purchased via the online registration form or via email (

More information

If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to call us at 00 36 30 645 62 57 or drop us a line: – our staff is fluent in English.

We hope to see you on 14th November 2019 at Budapest!