VEGETATION AND WATERWAYS INFORMATION

NEW LANDHOLDER INFORMATION

SOIL INFORMATION

PASTURE MANAGEMENT

SMALL SCALE BEEF AND SHEEP FARMING

SGLN CONTRACTOR LIST
A list of weed control, planting and environmental service contractors in South Gippsland. Updated 2017.

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GROUP RESOURCES

Landcare Victoria Inc. Volunteer Management Manual (external link)

SGLN MEMBER CASE STUDIES

HEALTHY SOIL MEANS PRODUCTION INCREASES

Landholder: Ray Boys
Landcare Group: Poowong Landcare Group
Participating Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship, MW Stream Frontage
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IMPROVING FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY THROUGH PLANTING TREES

Landholder: Jake Follet
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship
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IMPROVING SOIL BIOLOGY AND INCREASED MILK PRODUCTION

Landholder: The Cope Family
Landcare Group: Fish Creek Landcare Group
Program/s: Cape Liptrap to Bunruong Biolink Project (poster funded through Targeted Land Stewardship)
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THE BENEFITS OF CREATING SHELTER BELTS IN STEEP COUNTRY

Landholder: Ron Barnacle
Landcare Group: Loch/Nyora Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship Program, MW Stream Frontage

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IFARM COMPUTER MAPPING INCREASED OUR EFFICIENCY

Landholder: Chris Johnson and Joe Seawright
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship, MW Stream Frontage Program

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HEALTHY SOILS PROJECT

EXTENDED GRAZING ON SOIL HEALTH IN THE ARAWATA AREA

This property was chosen for a case study as a demonstration of how extended or cell grazing can aid in the retention of nutrients on a farm. With no additional inputs over more than 10 years of grazing, the levels of P, K, N and carbon (organic matter) are still adequate.

In extended grazing a farm is divided up into many small paddocks (or as in this case, a number of paddocks divided by electric fencing into smaller ‘cells’) Moves are based on the growth rate of the pasture and the plants requirement for rest and regrowth. The cell size is determined so the herd grazes the pasture down to a desirable level in one to two days. The dog stands under the single wire fence separating today’s grazing cell from area the cattle will get access to tonight.
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IMPROVING SOIL AND PASTURE HEALTH BU USING BIOLOGICAL CULTURES

Hall property, Foster

This demonstration seeks to see if soil and pasture can be improved by adding a culture of soil biology agents to a paddock using the Petrik biological farming system.

It is hoped that the addition of biological cultures will Speed up the formation of humic compounds in the soil, improve soil structure, Improve root penetration Improve pasture resilience.  By improving the soil

The growth of desirable pasture species, such as rye grass and clover should be facilitated.
The growth of species such as cocksfoot should be enhanced making it more palatable to stock.

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South Gippsland Landcare Network

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and meet. The South Gippsland Landcare Network stretches from Mt Best to Mt Lyal, and along the prom coast. It’s made up of 16 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria. We’re proud to work across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share. As a network, we’re a diverse group – made up of primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts. This page is part of our community, so we welcome feedback and input from anyone who’s interested in having a voice here.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Future Drought Fund

Eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs will be established in Australia’s major climatic and agricultural zones across regional Australia. Hubs will be networks of researchers, primary producers, industry groups, community groups and others.

Although this program is focussed primarily on researchers, it is important that Landcare be recognised as an important pathway for adoption. Landcare Victoria has commenced discussion with a research group with this in mind. Groups interested in a possible future role should contact SGLN to discuss their ideas.

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Landcare Farming launches My Landcare Legacy campaign

Celebrating National Agriculture Day on November 20, Landcare Australia, in partnership with the National Landcare Network (NLN), have launched a national Landcare Farming campaign ‘My Landcare Legacy’ to engage primary producers to share their Landcare stewardship story.

Landcare means different things to different people. At its very roots, Landcare is about people coming together and caring for the land to preserve our natural resources and biodiversity for generations to come. Over the next year the Landcare network is looking to explore farming stewardship stories and experiences, and are inviting other farmers and their industry to participate.

The ‘My Landcare Legacy’ campaign is the first step in building broader recognition of Landcarers who have been developing and supporting adoption of improved practices in Australian agriculture for over 30 years.

Landcare Farming Program Manager Mick Taylor says that “Landcarers have an opportunity to share what drives their passion for good farming practices and environmental stewardship in their business. By simply recording a video, Australian producers and land managers can share with the community why they are passionate about being good stewards of their land – and their vision for our farming future.”

Standout producers, networks and their Landcare projects will be identified during the campaign with Awards presented for best video, rising star award, best actor, longest distance a kit has travelled.

https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcarefarming/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Be the best board member you can be!

Discounted group booking for webinar on 2 February, 12.45pm

Whether you’re a new board member or you’ve been doing it for a while, there’s always more to learn. What’s the role of the board? What are your key responsibilities? When could you be legally responsible if things go wrong and what protections are available?

JusticeConnect is offering this course for NFPs. Several SGLN Board members are attending. Contact Jillian if you are interested: maximum cost will be $25 per participant.

The course will cover:

The main legal duties of board members
The standards the law sets for decision-making as board members
The importance of your organisation’s legal status, rules and legal purpose
Other key legal issues to consider as a board member

You’ll also get:

An opportunity to ask questions
A copy of webinar recording (available for 30 days)
Information on further resources and support

To register email Jillian at jillian@board.sgln.net.au

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