Events and Resources

Upcoming Events

23rd March 2021 – Multi species cover cropping with Grant Sims – Woodstock

6th March 2021 – Native Grass Identification with Alison Elvin and David Marsh – Booroowa Landcare

Dung Beetle Project Expression of Interest due 26th February 2021

We are very excited to send out the expression of interest form for you to be part of our project to help establish the winter-active Bubas bison dung beetle around our region. Meet the Bubas bison dung beetle here.
Dung beetles can provide many benefits for our environment and our stock such as :-

  • Sequestering carbon in the soil
  • Improving soil health in grazing systems
  • Reducing the spread of diseases and insect pests, including flies and parasites
  • Increasing pasture health and productivity
  • Reducing nutrient run-off into waterways.

Before you read further it is essential that you have cattle to take part in the project. It is fine if you have both sheep and cattle. (Sorry everyone else)
We are looking for 6 landholders to put 2 dung beetle nurseries on their properties. We will supply you with the nurseries, Bubas bison beetles and the training to have the best chance of getting these beetles to breed successfully. When the time is right you can then release them onto your farm for them to establish and expand their range.
This region currently has a gap in dung beetle activity during the winter period and through establishing this beetle we are hoping to reap the benefits of dung beetles further into the year. We know they can survive here as a number of landholders purchased colonies in about 2014 and beetles can still be found on their properties. 
If you are interested in taking part in this project and are located within the Mid Lachlan Landcare area please complete the EOI (link below) and return to us by the 26th February 2021.
Feel free to give me a call if you would like further information. You can also find out more on our project page here
Thanks to Central Tablelands Local Land Services for providing the funding to get this project up and running.

 

Reports

Case Studies

Compost Tea on Farm 

Education Tours take on local students’ needs

Farmer Wellbeing and Regenerative Farming

Getting to know our Squirrel Gliders

East meets West

Don’t Think, Know

Box Gum Woodland

Not enough Hollows to go Around

Woodland Stepping Stones

Grazing Management

January 2020 observations and the importance of groundcover

Zero Kill multi species cover cropping update April 2019

Autumn 2019 Observations

Zero kill multi species cover cropping for ground cover soil ecology and livestock March 2019

 Don’t Think, Know Case Study 2018

Farmer Wellbeing and Regenerative Farming Case Study 2018

Trailer film for our Regen Ag. bus tour to David Marsh at Boorowa and the Coughlan’s at Holbrook. Supported by Smart Farms Program.

Grazing Group Field Day (Increasing productivity by improving on-farm ecology) March 2013

Dung Beetle Field Day October 2013

Closed Season Grazing Management Field Day December 2013

Open/Growing Season Grazing Management Field Day April 2014

Coonabarabran Field Trip – Temperate legumes and tropical grasses @ Bob Freebairn’s

Grazing Management Field Day with Brian Wehlburg

Grazing Management Field Day with Dr. Terry McCosker

South East Local Land Services Grazing Management Project – Field Day with Dick Richardson

South East Local Land Services Grazing Management Project – Field Day with Dr. Terry McCosker and David Marsh

Threatened Species

Eucalyptus melliodora(Yellow Box) natural regeneration in a grazing paddock

Squirrel Glider Species Profile

Educational Tours

Pre-tour questions ‘Reading the Landscape

3 hour Basic Agenda

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