Shrubs for Fodder Workshop

21 June 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 21 June 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Lot 8, Ironbark Road

Shrub grazing is a farming practice that gives farmers the potential to carry more stock through summer and in periods of drought.

At this workshop, we’ll look at a trial site for forage/shrub grazing of predominantly indigenous saltbush species and talk about the existing data, as well as what this trial will involve.

Several trials of forage grazing have been undertaken in other parts of the country and the existing information and data will inform this project. However, different species will be used in this trial to ensure that new data can be generated. Specifically, the following species which are already indigenous to and present on the site and have not been included in other trials to date:

  • Berry saltbush (Atriplex semibacatta)
  • Fragrant Saltbush (Ragodia parabolca)
  • Kangaroo apple (Solanum laciniatum)
  • Native raspberry (Rubus parvifolius)
  • Nodding Saltbush (Einadia nutans)

Hear from Dr Emms, who was the national Enrich project leader with research activity in forage shrub evaluation, plant responses to grazing and shrub-pasture interactions. Dr Emms has over 10 years experience in developing forage shrub grazing systems. He was the national Enrich project leader with research activity in forage shrub evaluation, plant responses to grazing and shrub-pasture interactions. He has also worked extensively with landholders to implement forage shrubs on-farm including authoring several guidebooks on the subject. He also has experience in pasture management, native plant ecology and biosecurity.

Lunch will be provided.

Free for Landcare members.
$100 for non-members.
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For more information contact Anthony Dufty, Sustainable Land Management Coordinator at anthony.dufty@ppwcma.vic.gov.au or 03 9971 6506.

This project is supported by the PPWCMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.