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Landcare Links May 2021

ISSUE 05 / 14.05.2021

Welcome to Landcare Links May 2021. I was priviledged to attend a paddock walk and talk yesterday which focussed on managing erosion in hill country. I was impressed to hear how the landholder was able to revert his hills from rocky barren moonscapes to productive covered landscapes through investment in landclass fencing.

This landholder purchased the land then spent some time understanding his land by reading vegetation, slope and soil type. The next step was creating a property plan, then investing in fencing. He doubled the carrying capacity and maintained more ground cover in 6 years by implementing this process.

If you would like further information on hillslope erosion or on landclass fencing, please feel free to contact me on kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au or 0437 310 840 as we are interested in knowing what your issues are within your landscape.

Warm Regards,
Kerstie

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.

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News & Events

FORUM: Carbon Neutral Food Myth or Reality?

On Tuesday 18th May 12pm-1pm online, ATSE Agricultural Forum is running a discussion on the topic of Carbon Neutral Food: Myth or Reality?

Integrated Pest Management Paddock Walk & Talk with Dr Olivia Reynolds

On Wednesday 19th May, 1.30pm-3.00pm at 1465 Midland Hwy, Pine Lodge, Vic NoTill will be hosting a discussion on David Cook's property about the pollinator trial he has implemented. Come and hear about plants selected and how the principles can be applied to your situation.

Contact Penny on 0402 216 267 to register

Fungi Identification workshop with Alison Pouliot

On Thursday May 20th from 11am-3pm at Carters Mill Picnic Area, Sawmill Settlement, Alsion Pouliet will be a guest of Up2Us Landcare Alliance's for a walk and talk identifying fungi.

 

Fungi Festivals - Bioluminescence

On Friday 21st May, 6pm-9pm at in Kirkland Ave, Euroa, there will be a FREE outdoor digital projection event streaming across buildings in Binney St. Bioluminescence celebrates the importance of fungi in healthy ecosystems.

Native Pasture Identification and Management 

On Saturday 22nd May from 10am-3pm at Warrenbayne Hall, Gecko Clan would like to invite you to join Dr Meredith Mitchelle a Senior Research Scientist for a day of native grass identification and information on management of native pasture grazing systems.

Please contact Kim Magnay on 0419482409 or geckoadmin@iinet.net.au for registration or further details

 

Murray Muster 2021 "Digging Deeper"

On Wednesday 26th May at Moama RSL Murray Dairy is holding its annual Murray Muster event.  Hear from local and interstate guest speakers on exploring ways to better utse water through soil and irrigation management, cropping rotations and regenerative agriculture.

Contact Murray Dairy on 03 5833 5312 for more details or

DIY Erosion Management Techniques with Agriculture Victoria

On Friday 28th May 10am-12.30pm at Hilldene, Brad Costin from Agriculture Victoria will  discuss erosion management principles with support from South West Goulburn Landcare members. A practical exercise will be undertaken in the paddock so you can see first hand how to manage small erosion sites. 

Please contact Kerstie for further information on 0437 310 840 or kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au

Paddock Trees; Prime Real Estate - 24hrs in the life of a Paddock Tree

On Thursday 29th May from 10.00am-12.30pm in Broadford, South West Goulburn Landcare is hosting Ron Litjens in an informative discussion about Paddock Trees as prime real estate. 

Please contact Sonia Sharkey on 0409 515 630 or swg_landcare@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au for registration or further information. 

 Research Results Workshop with ANU - Wangaratta

On Friday June 4th, 9.15am-3.00pm at the Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, ANU Sustainable Farms team will discuss the latest research in natural asset management on farms.

Contact Amber Croft amber.croft@anu.edu.au for further details.

Spiders by Ron Litjens

On Friday 11th June from 7.30pm, Yea River Catchment Landcare Group is presenting the 3rd in the Litjens Lecture Series. The event will begin at the Butter Factory, 13 Rattray St, Yea. A light supper will be provided.

Cost: YRCL members $5; non-members $10

RSVP: Judy Brookes 0448 972 563 or juncball@bigpond.com 

Young Farmers Scholarships open for applications

Agriculture Victoria is offering Upskill and Invest - Young Farmers Scholarships. Each scholarship recipient is eligible to receive up to $5000 for training and study, followed by $5000 to put their new skills into practice.

You need to be aged 35 or younger and have at least two years' on-farm experience. 

Landcare Australia News & Events

2021 National landcare Conference - Wednesday 4-6 August, Sydney 

Landcare Webinar series - Click link for further information

2021 State and Territory Landcare Award - nominations open for VIC, SA and QLD.


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