BIGG’s native pasture project, funded by Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges and SA Murray Darling Basin, aims to improve the capacity of local landholders affected by the bushfire to sustainably manage the recovery of burnt-out native pastures after the Eden Valley bushfire.
As the first step towards investigating these issues, we will be running a native grasses identification workshop with two native pasture specialists on Monday October 27. This will be a great opportunity for our local producers to improve their understanding of native pastures, and help them better manage pastures that were damaged in the fire.
When: Monday October 27 1pm-5pm Where: Meet at Keyneton Hall Sites visited: Keynes and Treloar’s Bring: A hat, drink, sunscreen and chair if needed.
Native grass specialists Anne Brown and Millie Nicholls will lead a paddock walk to identity native grasses growing locally and assist landholders to make their own quick plant guide.
Discussion on the day will also include:
Grazing management of native grasses
The difference between winter and summer growing grasses
Ground cover requirements
Feed quality of native grasses
How much dry matter is on offer.
Anyone interested in attending the native grasses identification workshop can register by email, or contact Bec on 0402 788 526. registrations close October 24.
Or for more information contact Daniel Schuppan by email or on 0477 315 931