DAF addresses Indian couch issue
INDIAN COUCH invasion and pasture dieback are impacting large areas of previously very productive central Queensland pastures and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is keen to work with graziers to address the issue.
While these problems are not new to the area, their increasing extent and severity is causing major concern across the grazing industry. DAF pasture scientists and beef extension staff will conduct two producer forums in March to discuss Indian couch and pasture dieback, its extent and how to address the trend.
“We are running these events due to the concerns producers have about productivity losses as a result of Indian couch invasion and pasture dieback,” DAF beef extension officer Carly Johnstone said.
The free community forums will be held at Biloela DAF conference room on Tuesday March 7 and Moura Tavern on Wednesday March 8, from 8.30am-3.30pm.
Please register online https://grazierforum.eventbrite.com.au or contact Carly Johnstone on 0467 801 673 or carly. email@example.com.