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Exploring kikuyu’s winter weakness

Exploring kikuyu’s winter weakness

Clifton Creek local, Ron Cornall, is by his own admission, excited to be watching grass grow. The kikuyu oversowing demonstration opposite Clifton Creek Hall is providing that opportunity as the Foothills TopSoils Group seeks to find options for kikuyu-dominant pastures to ensure year-round groundcover and stock fodder. A field day next Thursday, July 7, will showcase the demonstration, attended...
No ‘set and forget’ for ALG

No ‘set and forget’ for ALG

The bane of East Gippsland, African lovegrass (ALG), was  discussed in detail last week, how to identify it, control it and get on top of its spread. Agricultural advisor, Dr Neil Moss, said people first had to know the weed, go looking for it and work with a trusted advisor to get it under control. “There is a whole strategy that goes beyond the chemical,” he said. “It’s not a ‘set and...
Expos timed to support pest management

Expos timed to support pest management

Farmers and land managers across  Victoria face significant impacts from invasive pest animals, whether its feral pigs, foxes and wild dogs. Agriculture Victoria biosecurity manager established invasive animals, Jason Wishart, said these pests degrade farmland, prey on livestock and native animals, compete for food, water and habitat, damage crops, pasture and infrastructure and cause...
Tour to broaden horizons

Tour to broaden horizons

The Gippsland Farmers' Bus Tour – open to all farmers  across East and West Gippsland –  represents an opportunity to  get off the farm and broaden farming horizons.  This year's tour will traverse the High Country, North East  Victoria and southern New South Wales, finishing up with a visit to the Monaro and lastly Orbost. Organiser, Southern Farming Systems' (SFS)...
Cobungra Station exports to EU

Cobungra Station exports to EU

One of Victoria’s largest beef breeding properties,  Cobungra Station, has begun exporting beef to the  European Union under its own brand. The pristine free-grazing land of Cobungra Station is home to the finest ultra-premium, full blood Wagyu cattle. The 26,000 hectare station (including Alpine lease area) is leased by Stone Axe Pastoral Company, based in Western Australia.  In...
To sow or not to sow

To sow or not to sow

From a frosty May to possible flooding in June, East Gippsland is looking like experiencing the first wet winter in some years.  On Monday, the Elders weather app was predicting 40-80 millimetres of rain for today and another 20-40mm on Thursday, while the Bureau of Meteorology predicted the East Gippsland district had a near 100pc chance of rain Wednesday, with heavy falls possible, snow...

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