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African lovegrass

Compost, Compost Tea and Worm farming Workshop - 27 Sept 2014

Date: 
Saturday, 27 September 2014 (All day)

CompostNutrients leaching into the soil from compost has changed the pasture around this compost heap from lovegrass to ryegrass demonstrating the effect compost has on soil fertility and plant nutrition.

Come along and learn how to do it yourself.

This will be an interesting and informative day for those involved in restoring biological health, vitality and productivity to their soil, pasture and garden.
Contact: Bruce or Heidi on 02 6493 2131 or 0428 596

African Lovegrass trials on the Monaro - recent media

African Love grass

African Lovegrass has choked an estimated 80,000 hectares on the Monaro alone, where it thrives. "Because this soil's so poor, it favours lovegrass," says soil scientist Dr Greg Bender.

Lovegrass is a declared weed across south-eastern Queensland, Victoria, parts of Western Australia, and internationally in New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Japan and parts of the United States, among others.

African Lovegrass Unearthed workshop - 21 June 2014

The Bredbo Landcare Group pushes its fork into the soil to unearth the latest scientific knowledge and possible solutions to manage this highly persistent perennial weed grass.

Hosted by Bredbo Landcare Group Inc

Saturday, 21 June 2014
Bredbo Hall, Monaro Hwy
Bredbo, NSW

9 am — 3.30 pm

Presenters include:
Dr Jennifer Firn, Dr Josh Dorrough,
Dr Robert Godfree, Dr Greg Bender, Bruce Davison, Luke Pope.

RSVP by email to Lauren Van Dyke
Bredbo Landcare Secretary
barefoothorses@gmail.com
Mob: 0411 402 978
by 16th June 2014

See media release and workshop flyer

African Lovegrass Field Day at Scottsdale 22 October

Come and hear how a local landholder, native plant experts, Bush Heritage Australia, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council manage the scourge of the ACT/Monaro region - African Lovegrass.

The workshop is free and a BBQ lunch will be provided. For more information, and to register, please see the attached flyer.

Living with Lovegrass

Lovegrass mixRedgrass African lovegrass mix.

‘Living with Lovegrass’ a forum designed around learning from each other on how to manage African Lovegrass was held at the Namadgi Visitor Centre on Saturday 22nd May. Around sixty people attended the forum and it was interesting to hear the range of views expressed about lovegrass. Some graziers expressed the view that lovegrass is here, cattle can use it, so perhaps we are better off devoting resources to Serrated Tussock. Others thought that lovegrass is potentially our worst environmental and agricultural weed species. Whatever the view there is no denying African lovegrass is a highly persistent, summer growing, perennial grass weed that is invading rural properties, urban parklands and roadsides and nature reserves across our region.

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