Introductory Weeds Workshop
On Sunday 10th November, Ginninderra Catchment Group ran the first in a series of workshops that will assist landholders in the Wallaroo, Hall and Spring Range areas to better manage paddock weeds.
The “Action on Weeds” project is working to assist landholders in the region to plan, implement and monitor land management activities for improved weed control.
The first workshop for this project was presented by Alison Elvin, an experienced rural educator, practicing farmer and Director of Natural Capital Pty Ltd. Alison’s presentation focused on weed identification, why plants become weeds, the role of soil health, bare ground and grazing pressure in managing paddock weeds and how to integrate weed management into long-term property planning.
This workshop provided an interesting and informative introduction to integrated and holistic approaches to weed management. Local landholders participating in the workshop described the day as “inspiring”, “fantastically informative” and “extremely useful”.
The workshop ended by identifying landholders aspirations for upcoming workshops as part of the project. These included: Develop an integrated weed management plan, Weed management for horse owners, Native pasture competition for weed control, Herbicide training and accreditation, Native seed collection and, Grazing management for weed control.
For more information about the workshop see the blog from Ann Milligan, a volunteer on the day see here.