There are lots of new innovations happening in cane farming. Join us in Cairns for this practical, hands on 2 day forum. Learn from farmers who are successfully changing their farming system and from the extension specialists supporting them. Visit farms and see cover crops, controlled traffic, permanent beds, soil health, compost and new machinery in action. Identify the key steps to take on your place to make improvements. Learn how soil heath can transform your business and why it is as important to your business as good nutrient management.
We will also be hosting 2 optional Master Classes on Wed 17th Feb for those who want to build their skills in either composting or cover crops.
Want to improve your sugarcane business!
Not sure what steps to take next!
Looking to make practical changes
Regenerative Cane farming covers four key themes. During the practical sessions you will visit and hear from farmers who are implementing changes on their farm (on farm weather permitting) to redesign their whole farm system! Topics we will explore at each farm include:
Master Classes - 17 February 2021As part of the 2021 Regenerative Cane Forum we are having 2 extra 1/2 day Master Classes the day after the Forum. Take your regenerative cane farming skills to another level by joining us for one of these Master Classes. Places will be limited so Book early.
Cover Cropping Master Class
With Simon Mattsson and Wet Tropics cane farmers Mark Savina, Alan Lynn, Ray Zamora and Michael Waring. Join these regenerative cane farmers who have been growing cover crops for a number of years as they share their experience and take you through the basics of cover cropping success in a cane farming system. This Master Class is for people who are either starting out in cover crops or want some tips on growing them better.
Composting Master Class
Join independent extension specialist David Hardwick and the Rossi brothers who farm south of Cairns and have been making and using compost for a number of years. Get practical tips for making compost on farm and how to use it to build soil health and improve your farming system. This Masterclass is for people who are thinking of either making compost or buying it and using it on farm to fix soil issues.
15 February 2021
|8.30 am||Forum Registration (Tea and Coffee on arrival)||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|9.00 am||Welcome||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|9.30 am||Keynote Guest Speaker - Jamie Jurgens||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|10.00 am||Introduction to topics and allocation to groups Bus Numbers 1-6||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|10.15 am||Morning Tea||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|10.45 am||Practical Session 1 Field trip||Bus travel to farms Bus will rotate between sites over the two day period|
|12.30 pm||Packed Lunches distributed at farms||Packed Lunches|
|13.30 pm||Practical Session 2 Field trip||On Farm||15.00 pm||Practical Session 3 Field trip||Afternoon tea distributed at farms|
|17.30 pm||Networking Function Commences Food platters and drinks provided Sponsor Exhibits||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Abercrombie Room and Terrace|
|19.30 pm||Finish||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
16 February 2021
|7.15 am||Arrive Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort to board buses for farms||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|7.30 am||Practical Session 4 Field trip||Buses depart Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort for Farm Visits|
|9.30 am||Practical Session 5 Field trip||Morning Tea distributed at farms|
|11.00 am||Practical Session 6 Field trip||On Farm|
|13.00 pm||Lunch Sponsor Exhibits||Notovel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|13.30 pm||Closing Session||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
|14.30 pm||Finish||Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort|
If you booked in to the 2020 event there is no need to rebook. We will send you a new ticket in Jan 2021.
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
122 Lake Street Cairns, QLD 4870
Visit Cairns Information Tourist Center for accommodation options in the Cairns area.
David Hardwick0409 646 565
Michael Waring0428 771 361