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Besom Heath Field Day

ROSEVALE & BRIDGENORTH LANDHOLDERS

Weed Information Field Day.

You are Invited!

Tuesday 6th October, 10 – 12.30. Bridgenorth Football Clubrooms. and nearby farm.

629 Bridgenorth Road, Bridgenorth 7277
Besom Heath poses a significant weed threat to our agricultural lands and the natural environment. Hear from experts about what can be done and is being done to assist landholders control the declared weed Besom Heath. Free event.

This is the only known infestation of Besom Heath (Erica scoparia) in Australia. If we don’t do something, potentially it could spread further and be worse to control than Spanish Heath!

LINK TO POSTER

Email: tamarn[email protected] or phone 0438 642 112 for bookings.

Relevant Covid 19 conditions to apply

CARBON NEUTRAL FARMING

A range of adaptation and mitigation measures exist for farming in a carbon neutral manner (i.e. on-farm carbon storage [soil and vegetation], greenhouse gas [GHG] emission reductions via on-farm recycling, pasture, livestock, fertiliser, tillage and farm water management, converting to alternative energy sources, co-generation).

We want to help landholders to assess all GHG mitigation options available to them and select the most suitable ones for progressive farming operations. Many of these are easy enough to implement while supporting landholders’ productivity goals and providing a sound footing for the future of the business.

National Landcare Program (small grants) funding is enabling Tamar NRM to run a project focusing on carbon efficiencies of farms in northern Tasmania. This project will be targeting landholdings of above 50 ha in size.

Providing five spatially spread farm demonstration sites around the Tamar Valley (or northern Tasmania) via the project and showcasing their operations at field days, will enable an observer group of farmers to take suitable innovative practices back to their own farms for implementation.

RMCG has been contracted to conduct the GHG audits and will work with Tamar NRM, a technical working group, five participating producers, project partners and the broader farming community of Northern Tasmania.

The first field day is to be held at Piper’s River at Baxter’s farm on:

Thursday 15th October 2020

9.30 am for 10.00 am start – 3.00 pm

Baxters Road, Pipers River

Link to Poster:

RSVP:  Friday 9th October

Tel: 6323-3310 or email: tamarn[email protected]

Boneseed Blitz Week

Poster Link – Click Here

In 2020 Boneseed eradication activities can be fitted around the working bee days of Landcare, Friends Groups, Farmer Groups, in fact any community group can participate at a time that suits them . . . and Tamar NRM will assist with free loan equipment including dabbers and loppers. Training provided for those that need it and groups can target Boneseed either side of the designated “Boneseed Blitz” week as this weed begins flowering and is readily identifiable from July onwards.

Call Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310, Mobile: 0438 642 112