Bob Shaffer, SoilCulture Consulting
Bob Shaffer is a horticulturist, agronomist and viticulturist who has been consulting and training farmers in sustainable, science based farming systems in sub- tropical and temperate environments for 35 years.
Bob is broadly experienced in the development and management of cover crop systems for farms, orchards and vineyards, from a whole-farm perspective including soil biology, soil physics and how the cover crop interrelates with food production and quality. He is a firm advocate for “growing your organic matter.”
Bob has worked with crops as diverse as taro, coffee, ginger, avocados, macadamias, pineapples, herbs, tea, vegetables, mangoes, nursery crops, spices and more.
Bob also specialises in compost development and use.
Bob was a guest speaker at the 2016 Biological Farming conference in Cairns. Pictured below is Bob with sugar cane growers near Cairns.