Ag and Environment
Planned Burn - Arapiles - Thursday 4th April
Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that a planned burn will be carried out at Arapiles – Walpa Dyurrita – tomorrow (Thursday), weather conditions permitting.
Planned burn in Big Desert this Thursday
If you’re in the north-west of the Wimmera tomorrow (Thursday) you may see or smell smoke from a planned burn in the Big Desert.
Leading wind erosion adviser to deliver forums across the region
Farmers, advisers and community groups are encouraged to attend one of three forums on wind erosion management in north-west Victoria next week.
Reducing stubble burning is good for farms and trees: DELWP
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is calling on landowners to protect paddock trees and small patches of native vegetation when burning stubble.
Information sessions for Little Desert Fox Baiting Program
A three-year fox baiting program is about to commence on public land throughout the Little Desert National Park and private land surrounding the Little Desert.
Firewood collection season to start next week
You can prepare for the cold winter days and nights by collecting firewood from designated collection areas in parks from next week, with the autumn firewood collection season to begin.
Fox baiting on private land
A new fox baiting program on private land around Little Desert will be launched early this year as part of the Victorian State Government’s commitment to Biodiversity 2037.
Workshops to teach tactics to tackle snails, slugs
Wimmera and Southern Mallee grain growers will have an opportunity to learn the most effective tactics to tackle snails and slugs at free workshops delivered by Agriculture Victoria next month.
Farmers encouraged to apply for drought assistance grants
The state government is encouraging farmers to apply for grants through the Drought Infrastructure Grant Program following a difficult growing season in 2018.
New Rainbow soil probe network subject of forum
A forum in Rainbow on Monday morning will discuss a new local soil moisture probe network which aims to assist Rainbow and district farmers with decision making on their farms.