ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS IN THE RHIZOSPHERE
PATHWAYS TO AN INTEGRATED UNDERSTANDING OF SOIL AS AN ECOSYSTEM:
SOIL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DISEASE AND RECOVERY
A tree-related intensive study weekend in Italy, 2 – 4 June 2017
Led by Prof. Lucio Montecchio, De Rebus Plantarum, University of Padua & Neville Fay, Treework, with the support of International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.) – Italian Chapter.
An immersive, intensive study weekend in University of Padua’s Orto Botanico, this workshop provides both field and laboratory experience – supported by specialist academic expertise in soil biology and nutrition, ecology, biodiversity and tree and plant disease.
This collaborative initiative is designed to create a frontline in practitioner knowledge, that will contribute to reducing biosecurity and tree-disease risks. Participants will come away with a new confidence in their knowledge of the complex hidden world of soil, and with new skills to understand and interpret the structure, dynamics and processes in healthy and deficient soils. Delegates will learn practical steps that can be used in their work stream to correctly diagnose and respond to soil issues relating to tree health, in more appropriate and effective ways.