All posts by Gill Basnett

Managing Variable Soils – Save the Date 4th October

Mosaic of soils occurring in the Tamar Valley.

Do you have soil variability across your property?
Variable pH?
Poorly drained soils in some parts of your farm?

Paddock by paddock variation presents many challenges in managing soils for production and soil health.

Tamar NRM in conjunction with “Wenlock Enterprises”, Rosevale, are holding a field day to discuss treatments to manage these soils.

Come along and see three adjacent paddocks all exhibiting different characteristics and hear how the landholder manages them.

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Friday 4th October, 10 am Rosevale Hall and nearby property “Wenlock”.
Free Event – Open to the Public – but need to register to attend.
Phone Tamar NRM 6323 3310;
[email protected]

2019 Boneseed Blitz

(All Working Bee locations  to be advised)
Launceston Sites: – 9.30 am – 11.30  am
West Tamar Sites: – 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm                      
George Town Sites: – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Or organise a Boneseed Blitz within your own community over September-October. We can help with tools, training and promotion!

Link to Poster

2019 Ragwort Raid Report

January and February saw the completion of Tamar NRM’s annual Ragwort Raid. Volunteers from the community, Landcare groups, councils, volunteer fire brigades, Tamar NRM and RACT donated more than 250 hours to clear and record Ragwort from 980km of roadside!! Read the below report for more details.

Thanks to City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town councils along with State Growth for follow up and to the RACT for their ongoing support with funding.


2019 Ragwort Raid Report  (2 MB)

Cressy Research Station Field Day

Tamar NRM, in conjuction with Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, is running a field day at the Cressy Research Facility to take a tour of the farm trial sites and talk about pastures, seeds and genebanks, fertilising pastures and soil nutrition.

When: Thursday March 21st 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Where: Cressy Research Facility trial paddocks, Burlington Road, South of Cressy

Presenters include:
Rowan Smith (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture)
Stewart Sutherland and Tim Smallbon  (Upper Murray Seeds)
Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar NRM PDS Consultant)

Bookings essential: Contact Greg Lundstrom on 03 6323 3310,  0438 642 112 or [email protected]

 

Click on Poster for details

Wildlife Caught on Camera

Tamar NRM has some new wildlife cameras to assist us, and others, in discovering what species are in the Tamar. During 2018 the cameras have been out in gardens and reserves taking photographs and videos of wildlife. The cameras have motion sensors so they are triggered by anything going past. The cameras are fitted with Infra Red Flash or Black Flash No Glow technology so there is little to no light seen by animals or people when taking night shots. We hire out the cameras, so if you would like to use them please contact us on [email protected] or 03 6323 3310

Some of the Latest Videos

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Some of the Latest Images

 

 

Tasmanian Bettong

 

 

 

Long-nosed Potoroo

 

 

 

Pademelon

 

 

 

 

Black Rad

 

 

 

Carr Villa, Trevally and SKEMPS had photos of cats (pets and feral)

 

Farmgate Festival – 24th-25th November

Farmgate Festival is a premiere food and farming event in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania.

A selection of farmers and producers are opening their gates for the weekend, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018, giving you the chance to go behind the scenes on the farm, meet the people who grow and make your food, and hear their stories. 

Along with farmers and producers there are two amazing feasts on too. Bookings are essential for these.

Check out the Farmgate Flyer for more information. Tickets can be purchased from the Farmgate Webstie along with all the information. Some tours need to be prebooked!

What a Great Lineup! EXPO Presentation Details

WHAT’S ON AT THE EXPO

This years Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO has four workshop and presentations spaces and with such a great lineup there something for eveyone! 

Click on the times below to get all the details.

ALBERT HALL
Tamar Valley Centre

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Tasmania as the world leader in securing a stable climate (Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania)
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Solar Power: On-grid/off-grid? Batteries? Hot water? FAQs (Martin Dingemanse, MODE Electrical)
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Healthy soils: The key to growing well (Theresa Chapman, RMCG and Dr Graeme Stevenson with MC Costa Georgiadis)
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Sustainable & Healthy Housing: Some important principles (Dr Mark Dewsbury, UTAS)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Climate Leaders of Launceston (Launceston College & Scotch Oakburn College with MC Costa Georgiadis) 
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Solar Power: On-grid or off-grid? Batteries? Hot water? FAQs (Martin Dingemanse MODE Electrical)

John Duncan Room (A)

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Electric vehicles and you: Why, when, what, and how? (Clive Attwater Aust. Electric Vehicle Association)
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Sustainability at UTAS (Dr Carmen Primo Perez, University of Tasmania)
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Oils ain’t oils – How can you run a car on fish and chip oil?!  (Dr Scott Bell, Esmeralda Enterprises)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: How to be healthy in a toxic world (Joanne Roles, MiPassion)
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Create your healthy happy lifestyle with pure essential oils (Kay Hamilton, Kay’s Essential Oils)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: From waste to wealth (Mark Love, Bootstrap Enterprises)
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: How to get the most out of solar panels in Tasmania (Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania)
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Sustainable waste plastics recycling and reprocessing in Tasmania (Michael Turner, Envorinex)
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Oils ain’t oil 0 How can you run a car on fish and chip oil?!  (Dr Scott Bell, Esmeralda Enterprises)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Why a Farmers’ Market? (Kim Hewitt, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market)

John Duncan Room (B)

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