Landcare Links April 2022

ISSUE APRIL 28.04.2022

Responsibility for soil health lies heavily on the farming community. Whether you are dealing with soil acidity, soil fertility, soil erosion or soil organic carbon, the key word is 'soil'.

Testing and learning about your soil is important in taking steps to remediate or understand possible limitations of your soil and in addressing the above soil health issues you may be experiencing.

The QR code attached will take you directly to the Understanding your Soil Test Interpretation Booklet by Cath Botta with is a step by step interpretation of your soil tests.

Warm Regards,

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


The Goulburn Broken CMA pays our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledges and recognises the primacy of Traditional Owners’ obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

Funding Partners


News & Events

Paddock trees - Prime real estate

On Saturday 30 April 2022,10am- 12.30pm, in Broadford, Ron Litjens will present an informative discussion about paddock trees as prime real estate.

Where: Broadford Living & Learning Centre, 158 High St, Broadford.

Contact Sonia Sharkey for registration on 0409 515 630 or swg_landcare@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au  


GMLN Annual Farm Forum

On Sat 30 April 2022, from 10.00am, at Sir Ian McLennan Centre, Joyce Reid Drv, Mooroopna, GLM presents their Annual Farm Forum. Lunch Provided.

Topics include: Farm Safety, Farm Crime Prevention, Managing Future Droughts.

Please contact the GMLN office on 03 5821 3530 or info@gmln.com.au


Short Supply Chains and Direct Marketing

On Sat 30 April 2022, from 10.00am-1.00pm at Swanpool Memorial Hall, Swanpool, Gecko Clan Landcare Network together with the Swanpool Landcare Group will have Serenity Hill from the Open Food Network facilitating a 2hour workshop on how to plan, sell and market your products. Hear about how short supply chains, direct marketing & opportunities to sell locally.

Part 2 - Short Supply Chains & Direct Marketing - Friday 6th May 2-3pm.


National Recovery and Resilience Agency Community Outreach Event

Drop in for a chat to find out what support is available for farmers, farm workers and your community. Free Rotary BBQ & $500 Rotary Vouchers available.

Mon 2nd May Euroa - 2pm-6pm Memorial Oval Function Room, Dunn St; Tues 3rd May Benalla - 8.30am-12pm Benalla Town Hall, 82-86 Nunn St; Tues 3rd May Milawa - 3pm-6.30pm Milawa Hall, 181 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd; Wed 4th May Nathalia - 10am-2pm Nathalia Showgrounds & Rec Reserve, Park St; Thurs 5th May Cobram - 8.30am-11.30am Cobram Civic Centre, Punt Rd.

For more information contact lana.young@recovery.gov.au  0427 620 162

Geology of the Swanpool district and Strathbogie Ranges

On Wednesday 4th May from 7.30pm, at Swanpool Memorial Hall, Swanpool, there will be a public lecture and discussion by Neil Phillips. Supper provided 

Please contact Ian Herbert if you are planning on attending limaeaster@bigpond.com 

Lamb Survival on-farm

On Wednesday 4th May from 10am-12pm at Kellows Rd, Cosgrove, Dr Jason Trompf and landholder Alex Graham will present on methods of improving lamb survival on-farm.

BYO lunch if you would like to stay on and speak to the presenters and attendees. Please bring sturdy walking shoes, drink and hat.

To register, please contact Karen Brisbane-Bullock on 0409 955 369 or karenb@gbmca.vic.gov.au.


On Friday 6th May 2022, at the Yea Butter Factory, 13 Rattray St, Yea, Ron Litjens will be presenting on spiders. 

Spiders are a pretty fascinating bunch, and this is a great chance for those who hate or love spiders to either change a prejudice or learn many interesting facts about the habits and biology of our native spiders and the important role they play in the environment as generalist predators. 

Ron Litjens’ painstaking research is supported by his own exquisite photography and videos

Contact Judy for further information or for booking juncball@bnigpond.com


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 dan@gmln.com.au or 0411 214 751


For further information or to order a hard copy of the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752) | Shepparton, Victoria 3630 | Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au | Website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au

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.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

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