Date

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location

Crown Zellerbach

Event Description

This workshop will describe and show the different key aspects considered in biodynamic production in Germany and development of the biodynamic approach in farms from Mexico and Guatemala. As key aspects for crop production are considered soil fertility and health, plant nutrition, biological control, irrigation systems, co-workers happiness, biodynamic greenhouse production, bio-preparations application, and effect on the whole system. The farms from these countries, which recently decided to produce under an organic or biodynamic concept, began with establishing a compost process, considered to be the cornerstone for the soil health and fertility development. The composting process began with the observation and analyses of crop wastes and natural resources availability, in order to improve the management efficiency of those regional resources. It is important not to use extra energy or economic investment in such processes, so it could be possible to adapt and reproduce easily in different farms.