Pasture recovery the focus for Yarram paddock walk
20 August 2021
The next in a series of on-farm paddock walks in flood-affected areas of Gippsland will be held at Yarram on Thursday 26 August from 10.30am.
Gippsland Agriculture Recovery Manager Darren Hickey said two months on from the floods, these paddock walks bring farmers together to work through the common problems they’ve encountered since the June floods and storms.
“The gatherings provide farmers with an opportunity to workshop solutions with Agriculture Victoria experts and help them decide what their next steps are,” Mr Hickey said.
“Coming into spring and following the immediate aftermath of the floods, farmers will now be looking at pasture repair, and whether or not to resow pastures and fodder crops.”
Gippsland-based Agriculture Victoria extension officers David Shambrook and John Bowman will discuss a range of on-farm issues during the farm walk, sharing their local knowledge and expertise in pasture management, animal nutrition and soil fertility.
Presentations will focus on the following topics, with plenty of time to discuss issues and consider questions:
- grazing management into spring
- recovery of pugged pastures
- resowing pastures and fodder crops
- spring fertilizer requirements
- fodder conservation.
The paddock walk is free and a light lunch will be provided.
Registration by 5pm on 25 August is required, as numbers attending the event will be limited according to COVID restrictions.