Past Courses and Workshops

2015

“Role of Soil Biota in good turf Management (& Disease Management)”. Presentation to golf club and tennis club turf managers, presented by Dr Mary Cole, Agpath P/L, May 5th 2015


2014

“Biological Farming Workshop and Small Microscope Course”. – November 15th -16th 2014.

“Biological Farming Workshop and Small Microscope Course”. – August 23rd – 24th 2014.

“Biological Farming Workshop and Small Microscope Course”. – June 14th – 16th 2014.

“Biological Farming Workshop and Small Microscope Course”. – February 1st – 2nd 2014.


2013

“Building a career in Science”. Presentation to students enrolled in subject, Scientific Practice & Communication, Monash University – October 18th 2013.

Isolation & culturing procedures for pure culture identification of organisms within the Protista & Fungal Kindgoms course presented by Dr Mary Cole, Agpath P/L laboratories,.September 12 -13th incl. Understanding the Taxonomy of the Kingdoms Protista and Fungi course presented by Dr Mary Cole, Agpath P/L laboratories, September 9-1th incl 2013 Fungi: the good, the bad & the ugly presented to the Friends of Sassafras Creek: “May 17th, 2013. Biological Farming Practical Workshop & Small Microscope Course presented by Dr Mary Cole, Peninsula Country Golf Club, Frankston, April 16th & 23rd. Microscopes and Soil Biology Presented by Dr Mary Cole to Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA Microscope Groups, Mossvale (March 25th), Braidswood (March 26th) & Goulburn (March 27th). Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms Presented to the Tynong Friday Group – Tynong North, Vic. 15, Feb 2013 Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms Presented to the Women on Farms Group – Tynong North, Vic. 7, Feb 2013 CUGE Professional Speaker Series 2013: Dr Mary Cole – “The Soil Food Web” Singapore. 8 January 2013


2012

Biological Farming Field day, Dr Mary Cole: Soil food web presentation of field trials, poppies, potatoes & pasture, Burnie, Tasmania. 14th December 2012

Knowledge Week, Melbourne, Taste of Science, Healthy Soil, Mary’s presentation,‘Healthy soil – great food’! William Angliss Institute, Melbourne. 26th November 2012 Advanced Course in Identification of Soil/Compost Biology Agpath Laboratory Vic. 5th & 6th November South West Soils Conference Warrnambool Vic. 4th & 5th October 2012 Microscope Groups Practical Workshops, Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA, held at Braidwood, Goulburn and Moss Vale. 18th, 19 & 20th September 2012 Understanding the taxonomy of the Kingdoms Protista and Fungi at Agpath Laboratory, Vervale, Vic. 10th to 12th September 2012 Fungal identification and microscope use – Refresher course Dookie Campus of The University of Melbourne. 18th & 19th August 2012 Biological Farming Practical Workshop & Small Microscope Course Launceston, Tasmania. 13th & 14th August 2012 Laboratory guided tour and explanation of biological concepts under the microscope, Agpath Laboratories, Vervale, Vic to Tynong Friday Group, 3 August 2012 Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms Presented to the Tynong Friday Group – Tynong North, Vic. 25, May 2012 Soils on the Mornington Peninsula Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, Main Ridge, Vlc. 24, May 2012 Growths & Eaters Forum The dirt on food: healthy soils Bendigo, Vic. 23, April 2012 Edible or Poisonous Mushrooms, How to determine which is which!!– Presented to the Baw Baw Permiculture Group. Warragul Vic. 1 Mar 2012 Use of microscopes interpreting the biota in compost and compost tea – Presented to the Milawa Organic Group.19th Jan 2012 Soil Biology and Botrytis – 2 day forum, Presented as part of the North East CMA’s Soil Carbon Programme. 17th &18th Jan 2012


2011

Grape Botrytis Management – alternatives & biological management – Spring Vine Health Field Days- sponsored by NWGIC and GWRDC, in Riverina and Tumbarumba Region. 1st & 2nd Sep 2011

Soil Food Web Interactions & Plant Production – Dr Mary Cole, and Dr Elaine Ingham, University of Melbourne Dookie Campus. 2 week professional development course. 1-14 Aug 2011


2010

Botrytis lifecycle & Management including organic/biodynamic compost and teas – Spring Vine Health Field Days, Shoalhaven & Canberra Region sponsored by NWGIC & GWRDC. 3 & 4 Sep 2010

“Stop the Rot” – Grape Day Programme, sponsored by New Zealand Wine Industry, Hawkes Bay, North Island & Marlborough, South Island. 1-3 Jun 2010 Soil Food Web Interactions & Plant Production – Dr Mary Cole & Dr Elaine Ingham, University of Melbourne Dookie Campus. 2 week professional development course. Jun 2010 Tackling Soil acidification & improving soil health in vineyards – Funded through Caring for Country – DPI Vic and VHA, at Blue Gable Vineyard, Upper Maffra West, Vic. 20 May 2010 Healthy Soil, Stock & Pasture Project – Final report presentation – Results paper, sponsored by Cardinia Environmental Coalition, Garfield Vic. 22 Feb 2010 Botrytis Management – alternative options – Viticultual Society of the Southern Tablelands (ACT & NSW) 1 Feb 2010 Good Soils & Fine Wine – Viticultual Society of the Southern Tablelands (ACT & NSW) 1 Feb 2010 Soils and Fine Wine – Southern Gippsland Wines Inc (SGWI) Technical Forum, Djinta Djinta Winery, Vic. 11 Feb 2010