RESCHEDULED Paddock Plant ID and Management

Date: 
8 Dec 2017 - 9:00am

Please Note: This event was originally scheduled to take place on Friday the 17th of November. The event has been rescheduled to Friday 8th December. 

 

Plant identification requires effort, time and for most of us repetition – it isn't easy!! But knowing what plants you have in your paddock and how to manage them is a powerful farm management and feed budgeting 

 

 

The ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator Program and ACT Catchment Groups are rolling out two paddock plant id and management sessions on Friday the 17th of November.  Harry Rose, Department of Primary Industry will be leading the sessions. Harry comes to us with decades of experience in both pasture identification and management. 

 

Both farms have a mix of native and improved pastures, we will cover the following at both sites:

• Plant structures (leaves, stems etc.) useful for plant ID,

• main species present, how to ID them and what they indicate about soils and management,

• grazing management for production and persistence …or if undesirable how to reduce them,

• feed quality - digestibility and crude protein and how these are influenced by grazing management, and

• other nutritional factors to consider when managing livestock systems e.g. staggers, bloat.

 

Session One

Where: Tidbinbilla Station. 

When: Friday 8th December 9:00am – 12:00pm

RSVP: actlandcare act.gov.au 

 

Session Two 

Where: Gold Creek Station, Victoria Street, Hall.

When:  Friday 8th December 1:30pm – 4:30pm

RSVP: actlandcare@act.gov.au

 

You are welcome to join us for one session or join us for both. Learn one new species….. two new species….. or learn them all – every bit helps!

Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided, please indicate which session you are attending when you RSVP to actlandcare@act.gov.au

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