Category Archives: Media

The Armidale Express: Agricultural field day plants big ideas for future of farming

Published 11 April 2018 During a day about future agriculture some 100 students from Armidale High School, New England Girls School, O’Connor Catholic College, Presbyterian Ladies College, Farrer Agricultural Boys College Tamworth and Guyra High School learned in four groups … Continue reading

In Situ Science – podcast of interview by Dr James O’Hanlon (UNE) on 10 April 2018

Ep 48. Soil microbes and healthy farming with Maarten Stapper. How do you know if you have healthy soil? Look for worms! Dr Maarten Stapper joins us on In Situ Science to chat about how caring for soils and healthy … Continue reading

Warragul & Drouin Gazette: Healthy soils leads to nutritious foods

Published 3 October 2017. Healthy soils, nutritious food, healthy people was the key of a workshop hosted by the Baw Baw Food Movement on 21 September. The free event, held at the Drouin Country Club was attended by a group … Continue reading

The Weekly Times: Soilkee pasture renovator a saviour for tired soils

TONY FAWCETT on April 20, 2017 GIPPSLAND farmer and inventor Niels Olsen says sales of his SoilKee pasture renovator have risen markedly in recent months following findings it can aid in the ­accumulation of carbon credits. The worth of the … Continue reading

Northern Valley News: Farming – in harmony with nature

Published April 2017 by Rachelle Armstrong, Business Manager, Soil Restoration Farming. Former CSIRO scientist, Dr Maarten Stapper, delivered some hard hitting messages to Dandaragan farmers recently about the challenges modern farming practices are creating. “Current soil problems are the result … Continue reading

The Canberra Times: Scientist Maarten Stapper takes us inside his Canberra garden

We last met agricultural scientist Dr Maarten Stapper when he was working with grains at the CSIRO (Kitchen Garden, August 31, 2004). Since then, he has featured on the ABC’s Australian Story (2009), about his road into biological farming systems … Continue reading

Outback Story: Restoring the Balance

“The shift to agro-ecological farming is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of the people of our planet,” says former CSIRO scientist and now regenerative consultant Dr Maarten Stapper. “Using regenerative agriculture we can feed nine billion people with half the fertilisers … Continue reading

WellBeing: Farming for the future

Agriculture may be what feeds us but industrial farming methods are threatening our planet. How can farmers produce enough food to feed a swelling population in a way that benefits the Earth, themselves and their communities, and anyone who eats? … Continue reading

Farm Weekly: Back to basics at Pingelly soil seminar

Published in Farm Weekly, Thursday, August 13, 2015, page 7. SOIL health is one of the key factors for profitable farming: it may seem an obvious statement but soil is too often placed down the pecking order in from management … Continue reading

Narrogin Observer: Talk reveals secret is in soil

“On September 9, I was extremely fortunate to attend a seminar in Dowerin given by Dr Maarten Stapper, a farming systems agronomist, entitled Soil Health for Profit – a cropping and mixed farming forum.” Click here to view full article. … Continue reading