Ag and Environment
Agriculture and environment news relevant to the Wimmera.
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.
Take care with chemicals – tips for backyard gardeners
Agriculture Victoria is urging backyard gardeners to make sure they read and follow the instructions on the labels of any chemical products they may be using in their home gardens.
Ag Vic Update: Farms and agribusiness continue through COVID-19 crisis
Agriculture Victoria is reminding all Victorians that farms and agribusinesses are continuing to keep Victorian supermarkets stocked and food on tables through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. There are some changes to Agriculture Victoria services though.
Planned burn 9km west of Dimboola
Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that a planned burn has been ignited nine kilometres west of Dimboola this afternoon.
Town Committee asks for help controlling weeds
The Dimboola Town Committee is asking a favour - can you help to control khaki weed around Dimboola?
Agriculture Vic expertise on hand at field days
Agriculture Victoria are encouraging farmers to visit them at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days this year for the latest information on grains research, land management practices, and animal health.
Planned burns expected to commence within a month
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is preparing to start its autumn planned burn program to reduce the impact of bushfires on the community and environment across the Wimmera District.
Getting in control of foxes
The ‘Little Desert Regional Fox Control Program’ is now being delivered into it’s second year, after having a successful participation rate in 2019 covering over 56,000 Hectares.
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