Ag and Environment
Agriculture and environment news relevant to the Wimmera.
CFA issues hay warning
Recent rainfall in north-western Victoria has prompted concerns that hay currently being baled is too wet and could cause spontaneous combustion if not monitored appropriately, the CFA has warned.
Fox bounty resumes in regional Victoria
Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty collections have resumed and the program has been extended from October to November 2020.
Harvest Weed Seed Control to manage wild radish: GRDC
GRDC is encouraging grain growers to consider harvest weed seed control to control wild radish.
Chance to start on next winter’s firewood
While some people are probably glad that spring is here and that (hopefully) the colder weather is mostly behind us, now is a chance to get a head start on your firewood for next winter.
Spring swooping season around the corner
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is reminding Victorians that with spring in the air, so too are swooping birds.
End of firewood collection season
The autumn Firewood Collection Season will close at midnight next Tuesday 30th June.
VFF encourages farmers to claim quad bike rebate
The VFF is encouraging Victorian farmers to claim a $1,200 rebate for two quad bike operator protection devices or a safer alternative farm vehicle before the Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme closes on 30th June 2020.
Pain relief for sheep mulesing mandatory from 1 July
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is encouraging all sheep farmers to be aware of mandatory pain relief regulations for sheep mulesing which comes into effect from 1st July 2020.
VFF welcomes support and investment from State, Federal governments
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) today welcomed important announcements and increased grants from the Federal and State governments.
Arm yourself with the facts this season: Ag Vic
As the 2020 cropping season gets underway, Agriculture Victoria is advising farmers to arm themselves with as much information about their paddocks as they can to increase the chances of a productive and profitable year.
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