Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney

Dr Marcus Hardie

Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian Institute Agriculture, University of Tasmania

Dr Marcus Hardie

Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian Institute Agriculture, University of Tasmania

Dr Marcus Hardie is a research Fellow in soil science (soil Physics) at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania. His research is focused on understanding how water and nutrients are stored and transported through soil. Most of his research is devoted to improving irrigation practices, and sustaining the health and function of agricultural soils. This includes a broad range of topics and issues including; biosolid reuse, irrigation science, biochar, soil crusting, carbon sequestration, hydropedology, water repellence, soil borne diseases, hydrological modelling, nitrate management, dispersive soils, nitrous oxide emissions and controlled traffic. Dr Hardie lectures in soil management, soil hydrology and irrigation science.

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney – Room E5.7 & E5.6

When: Day 2 – Thursday, 14 June 2018 & Day 3 – Friday, 15 June 2018, 13.30 – 14.00 & 11.30 – 12.00

Abstract Outline: Identifies the location, soil and production system
Shows series of images on soil crust, and effects on runoff, irrigation
Indicates different approaches to measuring crusts
Shows effects of crust formation on infiltration, hydraulic conductivity
Demonstrates the extent to which soil carbon, soil chemistry are responsible for crusting and aggregate breakdown
Effects of different products on soil crusting and infiltration
Options for future management

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