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
Download Case Study (in .pdf format)


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
Bass Coast Landcare Network Discussion Group Farm
Walk - ‘Integrating compost on farm’.

Are you interested in learning more about integrating compost onto your farm?

Do you want to find out more about how you can use compost in a sustainable farming system, the do’s and don’ts and what to look out for?

Join us for this exciting farm walk featuring David Walker from Aussie Compost, who will demonstrate the process used to create compost on farm, and respected agronomist Chris Alenson who will discuss the benefits a healthy compost can
provide to a farming enterprise.

Date: Thursday 4th March 2021
Time: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Location: 1148 Walkerville Road, Tarwin Lower
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/4RxYV3kHyGGEJ2TZA

Look out for event signage at property entrance.
BBQ lunch provided.
BYO chair, water, plate, cutlery and coffee cup.

Please RSVP for this event by Monday 1st March 2021 for catering purposes.

To register please email Joel Geoghegan on joel.geoghegan@basscoastlandcare.org.au
For further information call 0409 705 652 or visit https://www.basscoastlandcare.org.au/newsandevents

COVID regulations must be followed. Do not attend if you are unwell. We will be in a large shed or outside for this event.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
The 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are now open!

Age Groups: 0-7 | 7-13
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000 each
Applications Open Date: 10 February 2021
Applications Close Date: 19 March 2021

For more info & details on how to apply visit: https://juniorlandcare.org.au/grant/2021-woolworths-junior-landcare-grants/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Update from our Chair

We are all getting used to the fact that 'normal' is nothing like we have been used to in the past! Happily, we have gotten through the first month of the new year without the terrible bushfires that marked the beginning of 2021, and the COVID situation is much better here than in other parts of the world.

As restrictions ease, SGLN is hoping to be able to offer more face-to-face events including a Presidents' Pizza Night to be held on 11 March. Following feedback received at our last Presidents' Pizza Night, we are also organising two cluster group meetings aimed at bringing neighbouring groups together. More information about these will be available soon.

Our Landcare Facilitator, Andrea Clifford, has been very busy over the past few months, getting to know our groups and what they hope to achieve in the future. We are thrilled that Cassie Wright has agreed to extend her hours, and will now be working three days a week in Projects and Education. Susan Koci is as busy as ever managing the Bunurong Project, which has now entered its third and final year, and our Administrative Assistant, Vicky Pedlow, has been doing an awesome job including getting our membership system in good order.

We are keeping a close eye on funding opportunities. If you have spotted an opportunity, and/or have ideas for projects, please contact us. Bear in mind all of our staff work part-time and may not be able to get back to you immediately.

Their hours and email addresses are below:

Andrea Clifford: Landcare Facilitator, works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
andrea@sgln.net.au

Cassie Wright: Projects and Education, works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, cassie@sgln.net.au

Susan Koci: Bunurong Project Officer, works Thursday, Friday, pestanimals@sgln.net.au

Vicky Pedlow: Administrative Assistant, works Tuesday, admin@sgln.net.au

You can also contact me at jillian@board.sgln.net.au.

Jillian

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