Knowledge is power in the paddock
A suite of workshops aimed at improving knowledge and skills of landholders is currently being developed for 2021-2023. One was in March.
These workshops will allow landholders to gain access to technical and specialist support and information to help them make informed decisions that will increase farm productivity and profit while also improving the landscape.
The first workshop, focused on expanding pasture identification knowledge was held at Mt Pleasant Learning Hub at the end of March. The workshop was aimed at improving knowledge of pasture plants and plant indicators of rangeland condition.
The workshop covered how to identify native pasture species under cattle grazing (herbs, grasses and shrubs); how to take samples and photos for further identification; and the relationship between different soil types and plant species.
Testing knowledge: A wide range of grasses (pictured, right) were put on display for landholders to have a go at identifying as many as they could.