Wet sea­son presents new op­por­tu­ni­ties

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

THE WET sea­son brought many chal­lenges to the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett, but it also pre­sented op­por­tu­ni­ties with new growth and pas­tures emerg­ing.

RM Wil­liams Aus­tralian Bush Learn­ing Cen­tre will host a work­shop on May 17 from 9am-3pm to iden­tify ways to make the most of the thick growth that has come through af­ter flood­ing.

The dis­cus­sions will fo­cus on pas­ture re­cov­ery af­ter flood­ing, pas­ture iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and man­ag­ing the healthy growth for live­stock pro­duc­tion, as well as weeds, soil and ero­sion is­sues.

Land man­agers now have the op­por­tu­nity to make the most of the healthy growth in prepa­ra­tion for the com­ing dry and cool sea­son.

BCCA graz­ing pro­ject of­fi­cer Veron­ica Chap­man said there was no doubt there had been plenty of chal­lenges from the rain and floods this sum­mer.

“But there’s a sil­ver lin­ing and some good growth can help us get back on our feet for the com­ing sea­sons,” she said.

Se­nior beef ex­ten­sion of­fi­cer Damien O’Sul­li­van and sown pas­tures agron­o­mist Stu­art Buck, of the Queens­land Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries and Forestry, will be joined by land pro­tec­tion of­fi­cers and soil con­ser­va­tion spe­cial­ists from North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil.

To at­tend the free work­shop con­tact 4166 3898 or ad­min@bur­nettcatch­ment.org.

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