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Woody Weed Management Workshop

April 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you have woody weeds on your property such as Gorse, Spanish heath and Broom?

 

Would you like to know more about how to manage these weeds effectively and learn some useful strategies for their long-term weed control?

 

 NRM South in partnership with Huon Valley Council is running a ‘Woody Weed Workshop’ in Cygnet on Sunday 26th April 2015. Come and hear from a range of specialists to learn more about managing woody weeds on farms. We will have presentations on how to develop your own weed management plan (applicable to all weeds) and practical demonstrations on weed control techniques’. The workshop will be hosted by a local farmer in Cygnet who is currently managing Gorse.

 

 

THE DAY WILL INCLUDE:

    • Weed identification focusing on woody weeds
    • Management strategies to control weeds
    • Practical demonstrations on control of Gorse: mechanical and chemical
    • Information session on managing weeds using biological control agents
    • Weed information packs including a template for developing a weed management plan
    • Tea, coffee and light refreshments

 

THIS WORKSHOP CAN
HELP YOU TO IDENTIFY:

    • What problem weeds you have on your farm
    • How to control weeds based on your own farm management principles –  techniques’ will include organic and non-organic approaches
    • Strategies for managing weeds across your  whole farm and how to prioritise weed work

 

 

There is a fee of $20 per property to attend the workshop. Please register on: Event Brite link,
by Wednesday 22nd April as places are limited.
 
BYO Lunch – lunch is not provided.
If you would like bring weed samples for identification please bring them along in a zip lock bag.
 
For further information contact Tim Ackroyd on 0400 047 665 or email tackroyd@huonvalley.tas.gov.au.

Details

Date:
April 26, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Private Farm
560 Cygnet Coast Rd
Petcheys Bay, TAS 7109 Australia

Organiser

NRM South