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Healthy Soils Discussion Group – Expression of Interest Open

Funding courtesy of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will enable Tamar NRM to participate in a national pilot project looking at creating and maintaining healthy soils.

The Tamar Valley is to be one of eleven soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

It is anticipated that two discussion groups will meet 3 times in either spring 2019 or autumn 2020. Participants will use a range of new and existing approaches and products to assess and improve the condition of the soils on their farms.

This project will focus on getting back to the basics and highlighting to landholders that soils health is a first step rather than an afterthought and include:

  • The role of soils in pasture renovation, nutrient testing and budgeting for better soils outcomes and ultimately improved production.
  • Correcting soil fertility deficiencies and improving wet soils drainage.
  • Based on the model of field based activities where producers visit farms and witness first-hand what works in the Tamar Valley.
  • The project is to begin in spring 2019 and conclude in autumn 2020 with a shared event networking with other groups.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

Healthy Soils Discussion Group:

CLICK HERE

FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

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

“Coasting in February” – Greens Beach to Bellingham.

 

“Coasting in February”

Sunday 24th February 2019

From 9.00 am -3.00 pm

Showcase of community coastal works from Greens Beach to Bellingham.

Free BBQ – New volunteers welcome.

The George Town Coastal Management Group are holding an event to help recognise the valuable contribution the coastal communities continue to make in the George Town Council and Greens Beach Area.

The day will start at Low Head at 9.00 am and end at Weymouth around 3.00 pm, with a BBQ lunch (provided).

Link to POSTER & PROGRAM

We are please to have Parks & Wildlife and an expert in the important Saltmarsh vegetation community along:


Guest Speaker: Dr. Vishnu Prahalad is a researcher and lecturer at the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania. He has worked on saltmarsh ecology and management in Tasmania for over ten years, closely collaborating with a range of government and non-government agencies and local groups. Vishnu’s publications include ‘a field guide to the plants of Tasmanian saltmarsh wetlands’, atlases for saltmarshes for all three regions of Tasmania and the ‘saltmarsh matters’ citizen science app and several other science communication materials.

RSVP (by 22nd Feb) to Tamar NRM – Phone 6323-3310

Website www.tamarnrm.com.au

Email: [email protected]

Newsletter Summer 2018-19

Latest Edition – Summer 2018-19

Click on a link below. This large version has better image resolution.

       Naturally Yours Summer 2018-19 (7.28MB)http://gg

Featuring:

Wildlife Caught on Camera

Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO

Burning to Plan

Regional Council Update

Save the Tassie Devil

Tamar Ag in Focus

International Farm Management Congress

Ragwort Raids

Environmental Education

Loan Equipment

. . . and much more about great happenings in the Tamar Valley!

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)

Ragwort Raids 2019 – Various Locations

Call for Volunteers

In our 20th year of “Raiding” lets demonstrate the value of people power. The Tamar Valley is getting on top of Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).

GET ALONG AND HELP US KEEP IT THAT WAY!

Link to Flyer

East Tamar

Saturday 2nd February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.

West Tamar

Sunday 3rd February 2019

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ Lunch provided.

Launceston

Wednesday 6th February

From 10.00am to 4.00pm (2 sessions)

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Meet at 10.00 am or 1.00 pm Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

Phone Tamar NRM – 6323 3310

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!

Reporting frog sightings and calls

Did you know there are 11 species of frogs in Tassie? Three of which only occur here.

FrogID Week, the Australian Museum’s FrogID citizen science program, concluded on 18th November, however you are invited to tell us about your sightings and the frog calls you hear.

We encourage all you citizen scientists to be the ears and eyes in our community.

Confirmed reports can be added onto the Natural Values Atlas and/or the Atlas of Living Australia.

We can help here.

We are particulalry interested in reports of the vunerable Green and Gold Frog (Litoria raniformis)

Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310