A chilly start made way to a beautiful day last Friday for the 2019 Victorian Landcare
Awards, when a bus of 18 people from Bass Coast made their way up to the grand
surrounds of Government House in Melbourne.
This group represented a mix of local Landcare Group members, Bass Coast
Landcare Network Board and Staff members, Westernport Catchment Landcare
Network members, as well as Gippsland Intrepid Landcare Group members who
were collectively up for eight nominations for the 15 award categories on offer.
After introductions from the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable
Linda Dessau AC, and The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy,
Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes, the Awards
presentation was underway.
After the first few categories were announced we started to wonder if we would be
lucky to receive any awards, then came the Landcare Network Award, and the winners
were, Bass Coast Landcare Network!
Pathogens, parasites and pesky pests- New and emerging biosecurity threats in a changing climate.
You are invited along to this exciting field day on biosecurity in a changing climate and its impacts on agriculture in Southern Gippsland.
Field day topics include:
• Biosecurity planning, farm hygiene, current and future pathogens and parasites
• New and emerging pest plants as a biosecurity threat
• Integrated pest management in a changing climate, a horticulture enterprise case study
• Good and bad soil biology and what to expect in a changing climate
• Liver Fluke and the ‘on farm’ warning signs
Date: Wednesday October 23rd, 2019
Time: 10am for registration, finish time at 2.30pm.
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Look out for the Landcare event signs.
Venue: Morning session- Kernot Community Hall.
Google maps link- https://goo.gl/maps/iCJxGwtqkWHpjjq66
Afternoon session- Property of local dairy farmer, Andy Thomas.
Google maps link- https://goo.gl/maps/oHVr4Dui9Sgt95B18
RSVP is essential! To register please visit:
For details, call the Bass Coast Landcare Network Office on 5678 2335.
Over the next month we will introduce our 12 Growing Southern Gippsland farmers to you through this video series.
This first video introduces Phillip Island beef and sheep farmer, Bill Cleeland. Click 'read more' below to meet Bill Cleeland for yourself.
Come along to this hands-on field day on Saturday 21st of September at Bass, to learn how to set up a monitoring program on your own property including, revegetation monitoring, water quality testing for dams and streams and a rapid soil assessment. Read on for details.
The Growing Southern Gippsland Project recently asked our 12 case study landowners a series of questions around their observations of a changing climate and how its is impacting their farming enterprises.
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