Pre-sowing pest experts share their management tips

4 March 2021

Three of Australia’s top pest management experts are coming to the Wimmera and southern Mallee to help farmers and advisers better tackle mouse, snail, slug and herbicide resistance issues before sowing.

Agriculture Victoria is supporting the events held by the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and the Wimmera Farming Network.

Mouse forums will be held at Yaapeet and Longerenong with CSIRO rodent researcher Steve Henry. While snail and slug workshops are being held at Longerenong and Clear Lake with entomologist Michael Nash.

Peter Boutsalis will also be presenting about managing for ‘alphabet’ herbicide-resistant weeds at Watchem, Sheep Hills, Brim and Netherby.

Location

Topic

Speaker

Date

Time

Venue

Longerenong

Slug and snail management

Dr Michael Nash

Thursday 4 March

2–4 pm

Longerenong College auditorium

Yaapeet

Mouse control

Dr Steve Henry

Thursday 4 March

7 pm

Yaapeet Tennis Courts, Railway Road, Yaapeet

Clear Lake

Slug and snail management

Dr Michael Nash

Friday 5 March

9–11 am

Clear Lake School Function Centre, 4006 Harrow-Clear Lake Road, Clear Lake

Longerenong

Mouse control

Dr Steve Henry

Friday 5 March

7 pm

Longerenong College auditorium

Watchem

ABC of herbicide resistance

Dr Peter Boutsalis

Tuesday 9 March

6–8 pm

Watchem Hall, 46 Camp Street, Watchem

Sheep Hills

ABC of herbicide resistance

Dr Peter Boutsalis

Wednesday 10 March

9–11 am

Sheep Hills Town Hall

Brim

ABC of herbicide resistance

Dr Peter Boutsalis

Wednesday 10 March

2–4 pm

Brim Rec. Reserve, Simson Street, Brim

Netherby

ABC of herbicide resistance

Dr Peter Boutsalis

Thursday 11 March

10am–12 pm

Netherby Hall, 7 William Street, Netherby

Dr Nash will present workshops at Rainbow Oasis through the Rainbow and District Landcare Group on Wednesday 3 March from 2 pm to 4 pm, and at Nhill through the Hindmarsh Landcare Network on Thursday 4 March from 9 am to 11 am. Registration is essential. Please text Heather Drendel on 0427 868 705 or email heather.drendel@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Media contact: Tess Vallance, 0437 223 276