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July 2019

Post-fire weed ID and non-chemical control of pasture weeds

July 6 from 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
240 Brew Rd, Tynong North, VIC, 240 Brew Rd
Tynong North, VIC Australia
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Was your property affected by the recent Bunyip fires? Do you need help with identifying and controlling weeds that are growing on your property since the fires? Meet Soil Microbiologist Meet, Mary Cole, and learn about non-chemical weed control whilst also improving your soil health. Morning tea and lunch included. Bring wet weather gear, sturdy shoes, chair and your weed samples. Free event. Register now via Eventbrite. For more information contact: Nicole Walsh, 0490 955 168, facilitator@wpcln.org.au Karen Thomas, 0427…

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August 2019

Post-fire shelterbelt design, fire ecology and managing environmental weeds

August 3 from 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

Was your property affected by the recent fires? Do you want to review your shelterbelt design and learn about fire ecology? Do you need help with identifying and controlling environmental weeds that are growing on your property? Meet Ecologist Gidja Walker and learn about: Weed prioritisation Non herbicide control Fire ecology Shelterbelt design Bring your weed samples! Free event. Morning tea and lunch included. Register online via Eventbrite For more information contact: Nicole Walsh, 0490 955 168, facilitator@wpcln.org.au Karen Thomas,…

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Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems? Bacchus Marsh session

August 26 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Native bee on native daisy

At these special forums, learn more about native bees and other pollinators, their habitat requirements and how to improve the biodiversity of your property to increase native bee populations and benefit from the services they provide as specialised crop pollinators.

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Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems? Lilydale session

August 27 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Box Hill Institute, 1 Jarlo Drive
Lilydale, VIC Australia
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Tuesday 27th August, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Box Hill Institute, Centre for Biosecurity Excellence, Building LC Auditorium, 1 Jarlo Drive, Lilydale Pollinators drive biodiversity with over 75% of the world’s plants needing insect pollinators in order to reproduce. These pollinators provide ecosystem services in the natural landscapes as well as in agriculture and urban environments. Australia has around 1,700 species of native bees, with more species being discovered each year. Native bees are important pollinators of Australia’s wildflowers. They also make an important contribution…

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Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems? Cardinia session

August 28 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday 28th August, 9.30am-11.30am Bayles Public Hall, 660 Kooweerup Longwarry Rd, Bayles Pollinators drive biodiversity with over 75% of the world’s plants needing insect pollinators in order to reproduce. These pollinators provide ecosystem services in the natural landscapes as well as in agriculture and urban environments. Australia has around 1,700 species of native bees, with more species being discovered each year. Native bees are important pollinators of Australia’s wildflowers. They also make an important contribution to Australian agriculture, through crop…

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October 2019

Protecting nature: a walk and talk in Tootgarook Swamp

October 12 from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boneo Park, 312 Boneo Road
Boneo, Victoria 3939 Australia
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Trust for Nature's ever popular Spring into Nature series is back for 2019 and the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is excited to be teaming up with them, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Boneo Park to offer the public a tour of Tootgarook Swamp and the Moonah Woodlands of Boneo Park, a covenanted property on the Mornington Peninsula Tootgarook Swamp/Wetland is the largest groundwater-dependent ecosystem and freshwater marsh in the region and is identified as a priority area under the Melbourne Water…

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Managing Serrated Tussock (and other needle grasses) and Artichoke Thistle

October 19 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Darraweit Guim Memorial Hall, 1481 Bolinda-Darraweit Road
Darraweit Guim, Victoria 3756 Australia
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Serrated Tussock in a field

At this field day, local research agronomist Charles Grech from Paddock Solutions, will discuss how to control Serrated Tussock and other needle grasses using chemicals and management methods across small and broad scale applications.  He will also give advice on broadleaf weed management with specific advice about the control of artichoke thistle. Taskforce’s Herbicide Representative, Bill Dobbie, will be on hand via video  link to answer any questions specific to chemical application. Free event. Lunch provided. Morning session indoors before…

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