Chough Chat May 13th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on May 13th 2022. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events.

Murray Muster 2022

On Wed 18-Thurs 19 May 2022 Murray Dairy are inviting you to the Murray Muster. This years theme will be on Focus on Feedbase which will feature a host of technical agronomic and climatic experts who will provide information to support short and long term strategies to improve feedbase performance.

Download full program here

On Farm Soil Monitoring Session

On Saturday 21st May from 10.30am-1pm at Kyabram, GMLN are hosting a soil health monitoring morning where you will learn techniques to monitor pH, infiltration and moisture, ground cover and use of photo points.

Cost: $20 - lunch provided BYO drink bottle

For further information, contact Dan on or 0411 214 751

Advances in soil health evening

On May 24th from 5.30pm-7.00pm at Elders in Shepparton, there will be a soil health evening followed by a grower discussion and BBQ. Metagen will be the presenter who have improved products to leverage the existing soil biology.

Contact by May 20th for details and registration.

Agroforestry Seminar - Seymour

On Saturday 9th July from 10.30am-3.00pm in Seymour, The Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society are hosting Rowan Reid. He will present on: Trees for shelter and fodder to support stock; Trees for land degredation and soil quality; Trees for biodiversity; Trees for timber; Trees for other products.

Please register by 7th July to or 0422 058 213 or for more information.


Irrigation Webinar - how connected southern basin water in shared

On Thursday 26th May from 1-2pm online, join Garry Smith who will lead a webinar on the connected southern basin water sharing arrangements, water allocation process, water trade, policy and events that determine irrigation water availability.

Call Rob O'Connor on 0408 515 652 for more information

Register Here

Dirt Matters - a journey into themycobiome with Alison Pouliot

On Thursday 9th June from 11am-3pm at Carters Mill Picnic Area, Swamill Settlement, Alison Pouliet will be discussing the importance of fungi in soils and how they relate to soil architecture and water retention.

COST: $20/person. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and closed in shoes. Lunch included in prices. Books can be purchased at venue @ $45. 

Contact: Kim on or 5779 1593 for more information.

Register Here

Seed Funding available in Goulburn Broken CMA

To kick start the implementation of the strategy, the GB CMA is offering $130,000 in grant funding for innovative projects that benefit the Goulburn Broken Catchment. The catchment includes the municipalities of Shepparton, Moira, Campaspe, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Mansfield, Strathbogie and Benalla. Grants between $5,000 to $30,000 are available to local groups and organisations who have innovative ideas that can be put into action to improve the health of the catchment.

Expressions of interest close 9am Monday 31 May 2022.

Application here.

Dung Beetle Nurseries EOI

The Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers (DBEE) program is seeking partners to assist in the rearing, distribution and establishment of several new dung beetle species and strains. The goal is for establishing an ongoing network of dung beetle suppliers and collaborators.

For more information or EOI form, click here.

 National Established Weed Priorities Survey -        out now

Have Your Say on providing feedback and comments on the draft survey. If you are interested in how the national framework guides the prioritorisation and management of established weeds and associated weed issues across Australia now is your opportunity.

The draft Framework captures the views we've heard to date from industry, community and government stakholders regardign the management of established weeds and associated issues.

Click here for more information.

Sustainablity Vic Organics Market Fund - opening soon

Businesses, Catchment Management Authorities, industry groups and associations, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, and local government will be able to access grants of between $15,000 to $400,000 for projects that increase the adoption of Recycled Organics Products.

The funding will support projects that: remove barriers that prevent or limit the adoption of Recycled Organic Products; accelerate a sustained increase in the use of existing Recycled Organic Products.

Recycled organic products include: compost; composted mulch; bio fertilisers derived from processed organic waste; dehydrated food waste products; products derived from insect processing of organic waste.

Learn more here

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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