International soil expert Dr Elaine Ingham explains how nurturing the relationship between roots and soil can reduce your fertiliser bill as well as enhancing plant health. (www.soilfoodweb.com)
Dr Ingham also gave two one day workshops in Oxford following the Conference on January 8th and 9th. For more information see here.
Dr Elaine Ingham
Dr. Ingham is a world-renowned soil microbiologist. In 1996, she founded Soil Foodweb, Inc., an organization that helps farmers all over the world grow more resilient crops by understanding and improving soil life. For the last 30 years Dr. Ingham has focused on the soil and its living organisms and providing sustainable solutions for maintaining soil health.
The major emphasis of her work is to return health to soil, so that natural nutrient cycling and disease suppression mechanisms are present, allowing the desired plants to grow without requiring use of pesticides or inorganic fertilizers. Dr. Ingham has been conducting workshops and seminars around the world for the past 30 years. She was recently Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute. Dr. Ingham earned her PhD from the Colorado State University in 1981. Her doctorate is in Microbiology with an emphasis on soil. Dr Ingham has held positions in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University, the University of Georgia and Oregon State University. Dr. Ingham is also an Affiliate Professor, Graduate Research, at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW, Australia, and an Affiliate Professor of Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, and was Program Chair of the Ecological Society of America from 1999 to 2000.