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PROFITS IN PIPE­LINE: A Wa­ter for Profit field day will be held on April 10 at the River­lands Cen­tre in Long­ford. The event, from 8.30 am to 2pm, will of­fer in­for­ma­tion on pre­ci­sion ir­ri­ga­tion, tips on en­hanc­ing cur­rent sys­tems and the lat­est re­search. Speak­ers Tim Neale and Luke Tay­lor will dis­cuss tech­nolo­gies for pre­ci­sion ir­ri­ga­tion and fer­tiliser treat­ments. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.eventbrite.com. au/e/statewide-ir­ri­ga­tion­event-tick­ets-43334775480.

IN­SECT FO­CUS: The ben­e­fits of in­sec­taries in hor­ti­cul­ture and how to cre­ate one on a farm are the fo­cus of a NRM South event on April 12. The day runs from 9.45 am to 12.30, first at Red­lands Dis­tillery in Kemp­ton and at Reid Fruits at Jeri­cho. RSVP: by email to hhansen@nrm­south.org.au.

RE­GEN­ER­A­TION DAY: A field day on April 12 wil fo­cus on re­gen­er­a­tive agri­cul­ture. The day will be held at James and Tah­nee McShane’s prop­erty Rother­wood, 749 Rother­wood Rd in Lower Marshes from 9.30am to 4pm. Key top­ics in­clude im­pact of rest pe­ri­ods, ben­e­fits of the fam­ily or cou­ple busi­ness model and farm plan­ning and apps. RSVP on 1800 356 004 or email info@rc­sasu­tralia.com.au.

WOMEN’S WORK­SHOP: Tas­ma­nian Women in Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral Busi­ness Tas­ma­nia are run­ning a se­ries of work­shop events start­ing in Sca­man­der on April 12. The work­shops fol­low the Small Farms Big Ideas work­shop se­ries held last year, de­vised by gar­lic and tomato grower An­nette Reed. The theme is Weath­er­ing the Storms. The first work­shop will be at Wood­spen at Sca­man­der from 9am to 4pm. Cost: $10. De­tails: Su­san Nolan 6334 2768 or send email to su­san.nolan@ru­ral­busi­nesstas­ma­nia.org.au.

RELIEF EF­FORT: Ru­ral Busi­ness Tas­ma­nia will host a fundrais­ing event for the Ru­ral Relief Fund on April 13. The evening will be a chance to min­gle with politi­cians, stake­hold­ers and sup­port­ers of the ru­ral com­mu­nity at one of Tas­ma­nia’s great ru­ral homes. De­tails: 6334 2768.

ON THE MAP: DPIPWE is run­ning LISTmap train­ing at Ha­gley Farm School. LISTmap is an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion that al­lows peo­ple to view, cre­ate and share cus­tomised maps. Stan­dard ses­sions are on April 18 from 9am to noon and from 2pm to 5pm and on April 20 from 9am to noon with shorter ses­sions on April 19 from 11.15am and from 1.15pm. Reg­is­ter by email to mathew. webb@ dpipwe.tas. gov.au.

PRE­CI­SION SKILLS: The Tas­ma­nian Agri­cul­tural Pro­duc­tiv­ity Group will hold the Pre­ci­sion Agri­cul­ture Expo on April 19 at Ha­gley Farm School with a fo­cus on train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion. The free event, from 9am to 4pm, in­cludes pre­sen­ta­tions, trade dis­plays and demon­stra­tions. De­tails: email terry.bri­ent@gmail.com.

BIODYNAMICS DAY: Biodynamics Tas­ma­nia is hold­ing a field day hosted by Red Cow Dairies on April 21 at 249 Lowries Rd, Ol­d­ina. The day runs from 10am and in­cludes morn­ing tea. De­tails: visit www.bio­dy­nam­ic­stas.com/cal­en­dar.

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