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Landcare Links November 2021

18th November 2021

The Goulburn Broken region has many innovative farmers who are trialling technology to improve their soil and water management to create efficiencies within their farming business.

One farmer is trialling nutirent mapping through a project hosted by South West Goulburn Landcare Network. This project is employing precision soil sampling, which uses a grid to sample the paddock. The farmer then applies fertiliser and lime to areas of the paddock more accurately, potentially reducing the overall cost of these inputs. It is supported by Ag Vic who is integrating planned grazing and Lisa Warn Ag Consulting who is monitoring the pasture annually. This is a four year project funded through the Goulburn Broken CMA's 'From the Ground Up' project.

There are other projects and farmers utilising this technology around the Goulburn Broken. If you are interested in understanding this project further or the difference that nutirent mapping could make to your farm please contact Brad Costin brad.costin@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Warm Regards,
Kerstie

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


Acknowledgement

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.

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News & Events

Drone Demonstration for Weed Management

On Monday 29th November 2021 from 10am-12pm, Sunday Creek Dry Creek Landcare are hosting Field Master Systems in the use of Drone tecnology for weed spraying.

Covid19 regulations apply for this event. BYO snacks and drinks

For further info and booking contact Sonia Sharkey 0409 515 630 or swg_landcare@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Energy Webinar Series: Irrigation Energy Efficiency

On Thursday 25th November from 12.00-1.00pm, Agriculture Victoria are presenting on how to improve the energy efficienct of your pressurised irrigation system in our next energy webinar. Irrigation assessments are one way farmers can identify opportunities to save energy, costs and stress.

If you need further information please contact Sarah Clack sarah.clack@agriculture.vic.gov.au or 0417 316 345

 

Practical Erosion Control Field day with Agriculture Victoria - Hilldene

On Saturday 4th December from 2.00pm-4.00pm at Hilldene, Brad Costin from Ag Vic will be joining us in the paddock to discuss erosion management principles. Come prepared to join us in a practical exercise to manage small scale erosion, getting the hands on experience needed for your own property.

Please contact kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au or 0437 310 840 for further info or bookings.

Growing Grain without Chemicals - Audiobook available

Are you interested in Griowing Grain without chemicals? There is information in this 50min book that uses weed as green manure, increasing soil microbiology. It tells the story of three farmers who have chosen to follow the biodynamic process

There is a $9.00 charge for the audiobook.

National Landcare Conference - calling for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for 2022 National Landcare Conference is open now and closes on February 27, 2022. They are inviting individuals, community groups, organisations and universities to submit a paper in the call for abstracts campaign.

 

Climate ready Hume mini grants up to $10,000

Applications open Thurs 7th Oct and close on Fri 17th December, with projects completed by Fri 24th June 2022. The Community Mini-grants – Climate Ready Hume Program is part of a three-year project supporting Hume regional communities to adapt to a changing climate. All further information available by clicking on 'Read more' below.

 

Stronger Community Grant Program Round 7

the Stronger Communites Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. These projects aim to improve loval community participation and contribute to vibratnt viable communities. Federal Members of Parliament (MP's) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorates.

 

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