Ag and Environment
Agriculture and environment news relevant to the Wimmera.
Spring brings out snakes
With the weather warming up, snakes are starting to emerge from their winter hibernation to bask in the sun and search for food and a mate.
Little Desert site part of national citizen science project
A nationwide citizen science project coinciding with National Science Week is asking for assistance identifying five species of owls in short audio recordings.
The early bird avoids being swooped
Victorians are being reminded that with spring in the air, so too are swooping birds – so get your plan together early to avoid becoming a target during the breeding season.
Mallee Machinery Field Days at Speed cancelled
The Mallee Machinery Field Days at Speed scheduled for the start of August have been cancelled.
Autumn firewood collection season ends this week
The autumn 2021 firewood collection season will close across Victoria at midnight on Wednesday 30th June.
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.
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