Category Archives: Biological Farming

VIDEO farm walk in Dandaragan WA

Christine Smith through Soil Restoration Farming organised a farm walk on three farms around Dandaragan with Dr Maarten Stapper on 29 September 2017. Click here to watch a video of the farm walk that Jarrad Thomas made with his drone. … Continue reading

Biological Farming, Soil Health and Water Use

Background to the presentation by Dr Maarten Stapper at the Water Resources Management Forum organised by the Perth Natural Resource Management in Gingin, 27 September 2017. “Soil fertility is the capacity to receive, store and transmit energy to support plant … Continue reading

Incorporating Biological Farming into your Future

Maarten presented this during the YLAD seminar and field day on 10-11 October 2012 for their 10th year anniversary. Maarten talked about the following points: Demand for chemical-free, healthy food Farming Systems in working ecosystems, complex but resilient Systems too … Continue reading

Evolutionary Advances in Farm Machinery – the Soilkee Renovator

National Carbon Farming Conference, 7-10 July 2015, Albury NSW. In this presentation, Maarten describes the significant results of trials he did with the Soilkee Renovator in nine paddocks on three farms in Gippsland during 2012-14. He explains the scientific background … Continue reading

Wheat Crop Paddock Walk

Maarten participated on a YLAD Field Day paddock walk at Rocky South near Young, NSW.

Biological Agriculture: a Third Way?

Maarten gave this presentation at the 10th International Permaculture Convergence at Wadi Rum in Jordan, 19 September 2011. He discusses regenerative, Biological Farming as the transition from Industrial (input-output) to Biologic-Organic (soil health) Farming Systems.

National Biological Farming Conference

“Reducing Soil Inputs and Increasing Profit” Dr Maarten Stapper gives a presentation about typical results in Biological Farming decreasing use of synthetic fertilizers by 50% and chemicals by 80% for similar yields with improved quality. Click here for this presentation in … Continue reading

National Biological Farming Conference

“Healthy Soils for Healthy Quality Food: Producing the real ‘Clean & Green’” Dr Maarten Stapper’s closing address of the National Biological Farming Conference dispelling the ‘Clean and Green’ myth of current production systems, and demonstrating the cleaner and greener biological … Continue reading

Matching Supply with the Demand for Healthy Foods

by Dr Maarten Stapper Conference AGRIFOOD XXIII: ‘Food and the Asian Century: Opportunities and Challenges in the ‘Neighbourhood’ Industrial farming compromises both environment and food quality. Industrial farming is degrading soils to low fertility, instigating increasing dependency on synthetic fertilisers … Continue reading

The Real ‘Clean & Green’ Farming and Demand for Healthy Foods

Dr Maarten Stapper FAIA, BioLogic AgFood PO Box 4209, Weston Creek ACT 2611 World-wide soils are degrading to lower fertility under high-input farming, thus requiring more and more synthetic fertilizers and chemicals which do exacerbate the problem. The outcomes on … Continue reading