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Compost, Compost Tea and Worm farming Workshop - 27 Sept 2014

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Saturday, 27 September 2014 (All day)

CompostNutrients leaching into the soil from compost has changed the pasture around this compost heap from lovegrass to ryegrass demonstrating the effect compost has on soil fertility and plant nutrition.

Come along and learn how to do it yourself.

This will be an interesting and informative day for those involved in restoring biological health, vitality and productivity to their soil, pasture and garden.
Contact: Bruce or Heidi on 02 6493 2131 or 0428 596

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African Lovegrass trials on the Monaro - recent media

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African Lovegrass has choked an estimated 80,000 hectares on the Monaro alone, where it thrives. "Because this soil's so poor, it favours lovegrass," says soil scientist Dr Greg Bender.

Lovegrass is a declared weed across south-eastern Queensland, Victoria, parts of Western Australia, and internationally in New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Japan and parts of the United States, among others.

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African Lovegrass Unearthed workshop - 21 June 2014

The Bredbo Landcare Group pushes its fork into the soil to unearth the latest scientific knowledge and possible solutions to manage this highly persistent perennial weed grass.

Hosted by Bredbo Landcare Group Inc

Saturday, 21 June 2014
Bredbo Hall, Monaro Hwy
Bredbo, NSW

9 am — 3.30 pm

Presenters include:
Dr Jennifer Firn, Dr Josh Dorrough,
Dr Robert Godfree, Dr Greg Bender, Bruce Davison, Luke Pope.

RSVP by email to Lauren Van Dyke
Bredbo Landcare Secretary
barefoothorses@gmail.com
Mob: 0411 402 978
by 16th June 2014

See media release and workshop flyer

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Launch of African Lovegrass report

African Lovegrass is a fast spreading weed that is invading much of Australia. It is arguably the most invasive weed in the capital region and is found in all areas – suburban gardens, lawns, urban parks, road verges, farms and nature parks.

The Southern ACT Catchment Group as part of its project ‘Regional education on African Lovegrass - an integrated approach’ is launching a report on the distribution and abundance of African Lovegrass in the ACT. The report will be launched by Shane Rattenbury (MLA).

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“Don’t Love this Grass” African Lovegrass Workshop for ParkCarers and Landcarers

Friday 18th of November, 9:00am – 12:30pm followed by lunch, Westwood Farm, 244 Kambah Pool Road, Kambah.

African Lovegrass is an extremely invasive grass weed which poses a major threat to the biodiversity of the ACT’s native grasslands and woodlands. A number of groups in the ACT have come together to offer a “Don’t love this grass” African Lovegrass Workshop.

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African Lovegrass Field Day at Scottsdale 22 October

Come and hear how a local landholder, native plant experts, Bush Heritage Australia, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council manage the scourge of the ACT/Monaro region - African Lovegrass.

The workshop is free and a BBQ lunch will be provided. For more information, and to register, please see the attached flyer.

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