Soil Health Conference 2018

Soil Health Conference lines up 18 industry professionals – farmers, consultants, researchers – who are going to talk about their experiences regarding the transition to regenerative agriculture. Their topics will cover no-till, strip-till, cover cropping, microbial communities, precision agriculture, 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 7 presentations will be held in Englishh, while the other 11 presentations will be given in Hungarian.

When and where

Date: 15th November 2018 (Thursday), from 8:00 to 16:15
Place: The Aquincum Hotel Budapest – 1036 Budapest, Árpád Fejedelem útja 94. (view it on Google Maps)

Agenda

Plenary

09:15-09:30 – Opening speech (Zsombor Diriczi)
09:30-10:15 – Using cover crops in no-till transition – The French perspective (Frédéric Thomas [FRA] – English presentation)
10:15-11:00 – The drought-resilient farm – Systems to fit semi-arid climates (Dale Strickler [USA] – English presentation)
11:30-12:15 – The Brazilian method – transition to regenerative ag in Southern Banat (Branimir Popov [SRB] – English presentation)
12:15-13:00 – Managing water and soil – Best practices from Australia (Tom Robinson [AUS] – English presentation)

Section 1: Changing soils

14:15-14:45: Less pain – more grain: how to intensify production in organic farming (Nicolas Lefebvre [BE/RO – English presentation)
14:45-15:15: Effect of tillage machines and processes on soil CO2 emission (János Péter Rádics PhD)
15:15-15:45: Tackling soil health problems with zero-till and CTF (Tom Robinson [AUS] – English presentation)
15:45-16:15: The role of arbuscular mycorrhizae in plant nutrient uptake and stress tolerance (Tünde Takács PhD)
16:15-16:45: Methods to increase soil organic method content (Éva Aranyoss)

Section 2: Changing climate

14:15-14:15 – Conversation tillage systems and the alleviation of climate change effects (Csaba Gyuricza PhD)
14:45-15:15 – Pros and cons of different tillage systems in Zala county (István Plótár)
15:15-15:45 – Measuring soil moisture content – developments and innovations (Nándor Fodor PhD)
15:45-16:15 – Maximum yields with minimum effort – the financial side of minimum tillage (Ádám Varjú)
16:15-16:45 – Effect of min-till on soil quality and agronomy in Somogy county (Ferend Berend)

Section 3: Changing mindset

14:15-14:45 – “Untillable” – transition to min-till in the region of Szentes (Lajos Kotvics-Varga)
14:45-15:15 – Experiencing with intensive organic vegetable growing and soil regeneration (Zoltán Dezsény)
15:15-15:45 – Why strip till? Experiences from Chile to Slovakia (Alejandro Figueroa [CL/SK] – English presentation)
15:45-16:15 – Min-till on the Jászság plain with self-made machines (Gergő Bugyi)
16:15-16:55 – Innovative no-till solutions in organic farming (Alfred Grand [AT] – English presentation)

Tickets

Early Bird tickets are available until 31st October 2018 for the price of 27.900 HUF + VAT. From 1st November 2018, Normal tickets cost 35.900 HUF + VAT. Tickets can be purchased via the online registration form or via email (info@teamdemeter.com).

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: info@teamdemeter.com – our staff is fluent in English.

We hope to see you on 15th November 2018 at Budapest!