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Want to learn more about successful soil fertility management?

Higher yields, lower costs, fewer pest and disease problems, and irrigation savings are reported effects of 'feeding the soil and not the plant'.

In response to demand from growers and consultants who want to learn more about the benefits of our program, we offer short courses periodically during the year. These courses are built upon the Albrecht principles of soil-based fertility management, and are at 'introductory', 'intermediate', and 'advanced' level.

In addition to the public seminars, we can also conduct on-farm consultations or private training sessions tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.

Kinsey Agricultural Services' public courses for 2018 with contact details are listed below.


KAS Public Courses Available:

Where Topic When Contact
Napa, California Wine Grape Soil Fertility Seminar February 12 - 14, 15, 2018 ACRES USA
Columbia, Missouri World Wide Ag Conference July 25 - 27, 2018 WWA

Napa, California

Monday, February 12 - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wine Grape Soil Fertility Seminar

Agronomist and renowned soil fertility consultant Neal Kinsey makes soil fertility recommendations for hundreds of vineyards on multiple continents. Join him for a special three-day seminar where he will draw from real-world vineyard soil examples to teach the foundation cencepts of the Albrecht soil fertility balancing system as applied to leading vineyards worldwide.

Neal Kinsey makes soil fertility recommendations for hundreds of vineyards on multiple continents. Drawing examples from real-world vineyard soil tests, learn how balanced soil fertility outperforms mere fertility adequacy programs in terms of yield, quality and crop resiliency.

The Albrecht model of the balancing of soil fertility elements - major and minor - as practiced by Neal Kinsey is based on specific sampling and testing methods as well as recognizing the need for balanced and complete nutrition. Obtaining adequate minimum levels of soil fertility elements without regard to the offsetting affect of excesses or imbalances is one of modern agriculture's greatest faults. Starting with the soil colloid, the "bank" of most fertility elements, Kinsey will explain how elements and act and interact on wine grapes in terms of productivity, quality, disease resistance and resilience.

This soil fertility program has been specifically refined for all types of vineyard soils and has been proven in randomized, replicated university tests to increase soil carbon and soil life. It is also effective for producing higher fruit quality, not just better yields. This program also shows what can be done for deeper skin color, increased fruitiness, controlling splits, increasing winter hardiness, maximizing moisture uptake and use and overall improvement for vine and soil health.

Don't miss three days of unparalleled learning, then see these teachings put to action with an optional tour (register early!) of four vineyards using these fertility management strategies.


Here is an overview of what Neal Kinsey will speak of in his presentation each day:

Day 1: Understanding Soil Tests for Wine Grapes

Day 2: Building Vineyard Fertility: The Major Nutrients

Day 3: Vineyard Soils, Grapes & Micronutrient Needs

Note: This is an overview presentation teaching soil fertility balancing principles with examples drawn from Neal Kinsey's wine grape work around the world. It is not the presenter's advanced seminar based on math-based calculations.


Optional Vineyard Tour (February 15, 2018)

Open to seminar registrants only, for an additional $189; register early -- space is limited!

On February 15th, see all the lessons from the 3-day seminar put into action! Visit four Napa County vineyards utilizing soil fertility balancing and hear commentary on implementation and results of the system from Neal Kinsey and the vineyard manager. Not only will there be plenty to see and more to learn, you'll probably get to try some great wines too! Also includes, catered box lunch.


Registration:

February 12 - 14th: $950 per person (includes course, coffee, lunch, and a private reception on Monday evening.)

Optional Vineyard Tour: $189 (Open to seminar registrants only, Space is limited.)

Don't miss the fantastic vineyard and winery tour we have planned for you! For an additional fee, enjoy a unique day-long tour hosted by Acres U.S.A. on February 15. This special opportunity features stops at four Napa County vineyards utilizing soil fertility balancing and offers commentary on implementation and results of the system from Neal Kinsey and the vineyard manager. Also includes, catered sack lunch. Limited space available - sign up soon!

For more information, please visit: https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018wine-grape-seminar.

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Columbia, Missouri

Wedneday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2018

World Wide Ag Conference

Hear from international and farmer speakers about options for lifting the capability of your operation's production platform -- that is, your dairy and pastoral livestock, soil, pasture, crops, and water.

Top-performing farmers -- whether sheep/beef, dairy, or cropping -- are looking for a step change, as they recognize that simply throwing "more" in agriculture is not the way forward. A considered and sophisticated approach is needed. Take the time to understand your production platform, so you can optimize its potential.


Here is an overview of the speakers and what they will be discussing:


Accomodation:

The Broadway Columbia - a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

Registration:

Prices:

For more information, please visit: https://www.wwag.co.nz/register

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