Field day on changing from blue gums to pasture

Converting former blue gum plantations into pasture will be the subject of a field day at Cavendish on July 18.

Converting former blue gum plantations into pasture will be the subject of a field day at Cavendish on July 18.

Landholders looking to convert former blue gum plantations into pasture can learn from a field day at Cavendish on Tuesday, july 18.

The event is being held by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (GHCMA) in partnership with Grassland Society of Southern Australia (Western Victorian Branch) and will present advances in knowledge and experiences from a range of speakers.

Sally Cunningham from the GHCMA will focus on the typical limitations of soil in which blue gums have been grown and the action needed to restore soil nutrient balance and condition.

The day will involve with short presentations at the Cavendish Town Hall before moving to Karl Price’s grazing and cropping property on the edge of town. 

Bookings can be made at www.grasslands.org.au, office@grasslands.org.au or 1300 137 550.

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