Landcare Tasmania’s Coal River Valley Field Day: Tackling Landcare Issues in a Production Landscape
Landcare Tasmania has partnered with the Tasmanian Government to deliver a number of landscape scale projects as part of the Landcare Action Grants. We will launch the Round 3 program of events and activities with a field day in the Coal Valley.
The Field Day will open with an address from Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett. We will then hear from weed specialist Oliver Strutt who will talk about strategies for combating serrated tussock, Chilean needle grass and other agricultural weeds. Mr Strutt is undertaking a weed management plan for the Coal River Products Association as part of the Weed Action Fund.
Next up we will learn from experienced cat management contractor John Bowden who will give a demonstration on how to use cat traps properly and effectively.
After lunch, dung beetle enthusiast and consultant Andrew Doube will talk about the benefits of dung beetles and the trial of a new dung beetle species that has been released in Tasmania as part of a national dung beetle project.
To finish off the jam-packed day, well-loved author and regenerative agriculturalist Rachael Treasure will share the hardwork and efforts that go into turning their degraded farm into a brilliant showcase of holistic agriculture. Their farm location is a vantage point for the local area that overlooks numerous agricultural land-uses such as vineyards, cropping and grazing properties.
Date: 21st of April 2021
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Two farms near Richmond
Transport: We will provide a bus service, leaving Hobart at 9:15am, and transport between field day sites
Food: Picnic-lunch and snacks will be provided. Please send dietary requirements to [email protected]
The State Governments Landcare Action Grants are supported by donations to Landcare Tasmania’s Tasmanian Landcare Fund through the JM Roberts Charitable Trust.