Chough Chat July 16th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on July 16th 2021. With the current restrictions, please check with each of the event coordinators to ensure that the event will still occur. I am trying to approach each lockdown with a small goal, this time I want to clean my fridge out, plant two trees and walk my dog everyday. What is your goal for this lockdown? 

Energy Webinar Series-Bioenergy

On Thursday 22nd July from 12pm-1pm, Agriculture Victoria will present their next energy webinar series on Bioenergy. Bioenergy is energy generated from organic produce residues through processes including anaerobic digestion and combustion. Here more about the process and the sector in Victoria.

Register here or contact Sarah on 0417316345 or 

GSSA Annual Conference

On Wednesday 28th July froom 6.30-8.30 online, will start the 4 week series for the annual GSSA conference. Topics include:

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Session 1: Managing pastures for profit

Wednesday  4 August 2021

Session 2: Changing climate, changing pastures

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Session 3: Re-generative agriculture

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Session 4: Maximising profit from pasture

Register here

Survey about Quadbikes and Chemicals

The Quadbike Spraying and Injury Surveillance Project (QuadSIS) aims to help researchers understand:

  • The extent to which quadbikes are used for spraying on the farm.
  • The types of agrichemicals applied using quadbikes.
  • Whether spraying on a quadbike creates increased risks that may lead to injury.

Participation in the QuadSIS project will help inform more targeted education into how farmers can use their quadbike to safely apply agrichemicals without putting their health and safety at risk.

Click here to participate