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2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects

2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects

  • Pastures
  • Soil Health
  • Carbon Neutral Farming
  • Small Farm Roadmap
  • Various Weed Management Projects

Tamar NRM are running five Tamar Valley producer projects in 2020 promoting sustainable and profitable enterprises.

Expressions of interest are being sought now for these projects.

An Expression of interested form can be found on this website (link below). Complete the form, scan and email or post back to us, or call Greg on 0438 642 112 to register over the phone.

To register your interest in 2020 Ag Projects today!

Limited numbers for some projects


End of Year Ag-Update All Projects


For more information call Greg on 6323 3310; 0438 642 112

2020 Ragwort Raids

Call for Volunteers

In our 21st year of “Raiding” lets demonstrate the value of people power. The Tamar Valley is getting on top of Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).


East Tamar

Saturday 1st February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.


West Tamar

Sunday 2nd February

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ Lunch provided.


Ragwort – Jacobaea vulgaris syn. Senecio jacobaea


Wednesday 5th February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Supported by:

Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.


Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310, or Jo Mob. 0400 866 934

for information and registrations

Welcome to Jo Lyall, 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator.

Longtime Ragwort Raider, Owner Nest Environmental Services and  and West Tamar Farmer Jo Lyall will coordinate the 2020 Raid. Jo also prepares the mapping for our Ragwort Raid Report, so understands distribution and roads travelled.

Biochar Forum – Tamar Valley & Burnie

Thursday 31st October at Burnie

Friday 1st November, 2019 – Tamar Valley

Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts are running a forum entitled BIOCHAR – “Because the Time is Right”.

Produced by burning organic matter in an oxygen-limited environment, biochar is used as a soil amendment.

Biochar can close or rebalance or detoxify different environmental cycles from carbon, to nitrogen, to phosphorus to water. Its surface area, porosity, morphology, electrical conductivity and other varied and variable characteristics lend themselves to a myriad of different end uses.

The Forums will present the science behind biochar and importantly the opportunities for it provides for Tasmanians.


Cost: Individual / Farmers $25 & Business $75 (includes up to 4 participants)

Bookings & Enquiries: Phone: 6323-3310, Mobiles: Frank 0417 312 927, Greg 0438 642 112

**Lunch and refreshments provided with gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options available.**

TWO EVENT LOCATIONS Tamar Valley (1st Nov) and Burnie (31st Oct)

TAMAR VALLEY: Friday 1st November 2019 – 9.30-4.30


BURNIE: Thursday 31st October 2019 – 9.30-4.30


Brought to you by Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts “Because the Time is Right”.

Proceeds to assist the establishment of the Tasmanian Biochar Initiative.

Triple Bluff Walk

Register TODAY (Limited places) to come on the Low Head to Beechford Walk. We will be removing marine debris and sea spurge as we go.

Time allowed for sharing stories and hearing from the local experts.

Leaves from East Beach, Low Head.

More information on the poster:


Brought to you by the George Town Coastal Management Group and Tamar NRM.

Tamar NRM 2018-19 Annual Report


Another big year finished. It is always nice to do a yearly roundup of what we have been doing as it reminds us what we have achieved. Thank you to our Management Committee; Reference Group; funding councils: City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town Councils; supporters; volunteers; partners and landholders. Without us all working together we would not be as successful as we are. Check out our Annual Report on the Reports tab of our website along with other reports by Tamar NRM or by others on relevent issues. Or click on the thumbnail below (3.8MB).


Managing Variable Soils – 4th October

Mosaic of soils occurring in the Tamar Valley.

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.

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

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

  • See three adjacent paddocks all exhibiting different soil characteristics and hear how the landholder manages them.
  • Property mapping and fencing plans

Speakers to include; Tim Reed (property owner), Lee Ringk and Agronomist Seona Findlay


Friday 4th October, 9.30 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]

Call to Landholders – Healthy Soils Discussion Group 2020


Tamar Valley is one of 11 soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria) will host another three soils field days in autumn 2020.

The 3 Soil Health Field Days held in August 2019 were well supported, but plenty more planned with a fresh discussion group being assembled via expressions of interest.

Tamar NRM are now seeking interest from landholders to commit to attending the three autumn 2020 soil discussion events all held within a fortnight of each other. The goal is developing producer skills in soil management (e.g. interpreting a soil test, water logging or prioritising fertiliser investment).

(Tamar NRM commenced a Healthy Soils Demonstration site at “Wenlock”, Rosevale in October 2019).

To register your Interest in SOILS


To register your interest in other Ag Projects


End of Year Ag-Update All Projects


For more information call Greg on 6323 3310; 0438 642 112


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