Posts tagged as ‘Weeds’

Cactus Conversations

Got Cactus problems?

Here is the invite to Cactus Conversations at last!

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Mandy from NCCMA will be facilitating the day, and once we know the venue we’ll send it out to those who RSVP.

RSVP: by Tuesday 22nd November to Asha at asha@connectingcountry.org.au or (03) 5472 1594

Posted 14 November 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, News, Weeds

Supporting new pest animal and weed control tools and technologies

Pest animals & weeds cost our farmers around $4 billion every year. Funding is now available to improve how they are managed in Australia.

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To be eligible for funding, projects must propose to develop a chemical, biological or physical control tool or technology to manage one or more established pest animals (excluding invertebrates) and/or weeds that are not native to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

For more information, visit

Posted 2 November 2016 in Agriculture, Feral animal control, Grants, News, Weeds

Weed Alert – Buffel Grass

Keep an eye out for this new invader into our district, as it seems to be moving southward.  As you can see from the map below, it is starting to encroach into the north of our Network area and a single infestation was located (and eradicated) south of Inglewood.

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Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris and C. pennisetiformis) is a perennial tussock grass from Africa and Asia. It was introduced as a range-land (semi-arid) improvement pasture grass and is now widespread across northern Australia. It is scattered in the pastoral zones of Southern NSW and South Australia, with it most prevalent in the northern areas but more recently it is found to be extending southwards.

 

Posted 20 October 2016 in Agriculture, Education, News, Weeds

Mapping Wheel Cactus Infestations

Wheel cactus is showing signs of being one of our most serious weed problems in the near future. We have a severe infestation on Mt Buckrabanyule, with pockets of infestations appearing on granitic country, but also now appearing across the plains.  http://connectingcountry.org.au/08/mapping-wheel-cactus-infestations-in-victoria-2/

Mapping wheel cactus in Victoria

You can help us map existing infestations. If any community member finds an infestation of cactus they believe is wheel cactus, please take a photo of it and record its location (GPS if possible) and email these to Max, at mschlachter@outlook.com.au. He’ll confirm that the plant is wheel cactus and use this very helpful information on the map.

Posted 12 August 2016 in Agriculture, News, Weeds

HAVE YOUR SAY – Management of invasive animals on crown land

Do you have thoughts on the management of invasive animals on crown land?

A Victorian parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into invasive animals on Crown land. The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee is inviting community input to the inquiry so that it can identify the scale of the problem in Victoria and get people’s views on how best to deal with it. People are invited to share their views and experiences with the Committee so that effective solutions can be found. Submissions can be made until 8 August 2016, and can be as short or as long as you like.

More details about the inquiry, including how to make a submission and the terms of reference, are available from the Committee’s website (if the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste it into the address bar)

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/news/31 00-invasive-animals-inquiry-seeks-solutions

 

Posted 3 August 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Feral animal control, Weeds

WYCHITELLA DISTRICT LAND CARE GROUP – CACTUS WORKING BEE

CACTUS WORKING BEE:
Buckrabanyule hills
1.00 pm Sunday 19th June 2016
Meet at: Richardson’s shed.

Cactus working Bee
Equipment & afternoon tea supplied
More information, directions and replies please contact:
Janet on mobile: 0408 396 018, or email: buckra@iinet.net.au
Beth on mobile: 54927 541, or email: bill.beth.crutch@gmail.com

Posted 7 June 2016 in Community Engagement, Events, Weeds

Green Army opportunities in our area

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that helps connect young Australians with meaningful work through environmental and conservation projects across the nation.

The Green Army can provide you with skills, training and experience to improve your employment prospects while you work on projects that generate real and lasting benefits for the environment and Australian Heritage sites.

Join the Green Army Here’s a link to the Green Army poster

Simply join the Manpower Green Army Participant Community by registering your details,  projects are now open for applications in our area. Follow the link to the Green Army poster located above.

What’s in it for you?
  • Being part of a Green Army team will provide you with valuable skills, training and experience that will support you in future career prospects
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake accredited training such as work readiness, conservation and land management, heritage conservation, project and human resource management and heritage trade skills
  • You will be trained in First Aid and Work Health and Safety before starting a project
  • You will be supported to obtain Certificate I or II qualifications or nationally endorsed skills set to help you prepare for the workforce or improve your career opportunities
  • You will receive an allowance during your placement in the Green Army
  • You will be contributing to a nationwide effort to clean up Australia’s environment and help your local community
  • You will be a part of Australia’s largest-ever team of young Australians supporting environmental action in our history

Manpower will ensure you are provided with transport to and from a nominated pick up point and get you to and from training activities.

You will be provided with appropriate clothing and safety gear during your time on the project including, boots, trousers, hat, gloves, shirts and where necessary wet weather gear and jumpers or jackets for cold climates.

As a Green Army participant you will be involved in a project for up to 30 hours a week for a period of 20-26 weeks and undertake a range of activities

Posted 11 May 2016 in Education, Fauna, Flora, News, Weeds

Inglewood cactus working bee 13th April

Inglewood cactus working bee flyer 13 April 2016

Posted 22 March 2016 in News, Weeds

Wheel Cactus Working Bee October 2015

Wheel Cactus working bee flyer October 2015

Posted 7 October 2015 in News, Weeds

Wheel Cactus working bee August 2015

Wheel Cactus working bee flyer August 2015

Posted 12 August 2015 in News, Weeds