Ag and Environment
Agriculture and environment news relevant to the Wimmera.
Protect paddock trees when burning stubbles
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is asking all landowners to take the necessary steps to protect any paddock trees when burning stubble on their properties.
Fox and wild dog bounty returns for 2021
The Victorian Government’s fox and wild dog bounty collections will be back for 2021 from Monday 1st March.
Environmental water releases ramped up to improve water quality
Wimmera waterway managers are working together to improve poor water quality in the Wimmera River at Horsham.
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.
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