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Platypus Conservation & Monitoring information session - 26 January

The next free Platypus Conservation & Monitoring info session held by the Australian Platypus Conservancy will be held online on Wednesday 26 January at 7pm.

Australian Wine Carbon Calculator webinar - 27 January

The Australian Wine Carbon Calculator is designed to help grapegrowers and winemakers estimate their greenhouse gas emissions.

Rennie Workshop & Soil Pit Discussion

27 January 2022, 4pm to 7.30pm (BBQ Dinner provided)

Farmers and community members are invited to join the Riverine Plains group for a Cool Soil Initiative Soil Pit Discussion between 4pm and 5.30pm on the effect of pulses on soils with Dr Cassandra Schefe (AgriSci). Meet at "Brakefield", 1253 Bull Plain Rd, Rennie at 4pm.

Following that there will be a discussion on Managing Drought and Climate Challenges between 5.30pm and 7pm with Kate Coffey. Meet at "Redbank", 103 Roseneath Rd, Mulwala.

Topics include:

  • Why now is a good time to prepare for drought
  • Previous experiences of drought - what worked, what didn't
  • Identifying on-farm/business changes needed for the next drought
  • Accessing physical and mental health services, business supports and grants
  • How can communities be better supported during drought
  • Importance of personal and business connections.

RSVP to kate@riverineplains.org.au or jane@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713 by 25 January.

Pasture Weed Identification and Management webinar

Closing the gap on weeds in pastures

Monday, 31 January 2022, 8pm

Hosted by the Rural City of Wangaratta, supporting the Pest Animal and Weed Control Project.

Presenter is Professor Brian Sindel - Professor of Weed Science at the University of New England. Brian is a pasture weed specialist.

He has, with his students, led Australian research into the ecology and management of weed species and will share his knowledge on developing and implementing an integrated weed management approach for our farming systems.

Register at https://bit.ly/3tHAV2d

For more information contact Project Officer Alandi Durling by email at a.durling@wangaratta.vic.gov.au or phone 0438 828 660.

This project is funded by Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds - Round 2 - an Australian Government initiative.

15 Mile Creek and Boggy Creek

Monday 31 January 2022, 7.30pm to 8.45pm

Julian Martin of local company Water Technology, will take us through the historical changes that occurred on Boggy and Fifteen Mile Creek and how these waterways have behaved in response.

This webinar will form an excellent basis for a Greta Valley Landcare Group hands on field session which is scheduled for later in Summer.

The presentation will help to inform how we can manage these waterways moving forward. Sally Day will also present information about our current waterways grant, focusing on weed and pest animal control.

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84001406102 to join the webinar at 7.30pm.


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