Chough Chat May 6th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on May 6th 2022. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events in person or online. 

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

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.

 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.


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.