eNews 29th March 2019

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Natural Sequence Farming at 'The Hill', Kentucky

Chain of Ponds on HVP land 1024x768 copy 320pStuart Andrews from Tarwyn Park Training will be at ‘The Hill’, Kentucky on Sunday March 31st 2019. The Taylor family and Southern New England Landcare Ltd are hosting the event and invite people to come along and participate in broader discussions around riparian restoration and Natural Sequence Farming Systems in the context of regenerative farming practices and principles.

The event will kick-start an interest-based river restoration group for Southern New England Landcare members.

Stuart will be on-site for around 3hrs looking at and assessing parts of Salisbury Waters that extend for about 5km through ‘The Hill’. The section of creek is part of the upper reaches of Salisbury Waters that flows north-east and over Dangars Falls near Armidale. It is a significant tributary of the Macleay River System.

Apologies for the short notice and limited numbers. For those who are unable to attend, we hope to have similar events in the future based around the protection and restoration of on-farm riparian areas and Natural Sequence Farming. For directions and bookings: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/84396/natural_sequence_farming_with_stuart_andrews.aspx

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Turning the Tide on Regent Honeyeaters Field Day

Regent Honeyeater DEAN INGWERSEN320Landholders, landcare group members and bird lovers are all welcome at this field day on Tuesday 2nd April at the Gwydir TSR from 10 am until 1 pm. The Regent Honeyeater field day boasts key expert speakers on the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater including:

Ross Crates, Australian National University Lead Researcher - Regent Honeyeater.

 

Dr Paul McDonald, University of New England - Associate Professor School of Environmental & Rural Science.

Emily Mowat, Birdlife Australia NSW Woodland Birds Project Officer.

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Grants and Opportunities

Get the free NSW WeedsWise app

NSW Weed Wise 320pNSW WeedWise is provided as a free smartphone app through the app stores.
Like the web version, the smartphone app provides key information to help users reduce the impact of over 300 weeds in New South Wales. Use the veb version here. Use the web version here.
Users, ranging from home gardeners and residents to farmers, land managers and weeds professionals, can search or browse weed names (common or scientific); recognise a weed by its physical description and image gallery; and find out about its impacts, where it occurs, how it spreads and its preferred habitat.
Control options are described for each weed and the herbicides registered for control by the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority are listed, including application rates and techniques, and any minor-use permits that must be complied with.
General, state or regional biosecurity duties under the Biosecurity Act 2015 are displayed for each weed.
Features include:
Users experience different functions within the app depending on whether they are landholders, residents or weeds professionals.
Landholders and residents can enter the contact details of their local council weeds officer, and then directly report sightings of state priority weeds via email or SMS.
Weeds professionals can share information about a weed with clients via email or SMS, including a weed's profile, biosecurity duties, control advice and herbicide options.
NSW WeedWise incorporates the content contained in the NSW Weed Control Handbook, a free, publication from NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries Weed Page here.Download on the App store

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Chemical Card Plus - Fully Subsidised!

Need to update your chemical training?
Armidale - Friday 5 April, please register your interest now.
We have trainers in the Central West, Inverell, Warialda, Coffs Harbour and Wagga Wagga. These trainers will travel to your town or farm to deliver chemical training for groups of 10+ so get your mates together, we will apply to have the course fully subsidised and we'll even bring the morning tea!
Distance Education pack  - Available at any time by contacting one of our chemical trainers.
Online - Now taking EOI for fully funded online course to commence 1 April. You will have 60 days to complete the online course.
Please contact us to indicate your interest in face to face, distance or online courses. To register your interest please complete the EOI form or email: admin@ruralbiztraining.com.au

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Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training

For interested landholders, Northern Tablelands Local Lands Services are running additional Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training courses in the first week of April.

Exact dates/location are as follows:

 Tenterfield - 2nd April
 Glen Innes - 3rd April
 Inverell - 4th April
 Armidale - 5th April

Tania Stone is the contact for anyone who wishes to register - 02 6770 2000

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Calling all Kingstown & Yarrowyck Area Residents

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Do you live in the Kingstown or Yarrowyck area? Are you keen to fire up your old Landcare group, or perhaps just do some Landcare type work on your own place as an individual? Have you ever thought about:

Fencing that hard-to-access remnant of native vegetation?

Fencing off a creek to assist with easier livestock management?

Establishing some shelter belts/wind breaks/wildlife corridors in an open area of your farm?

Getting some technical advice on native vegetation?

Well, opportunities are coming your way soon with the launch of the Turning the tide on threatened species - Regent Honeyeater project and it's related field days.

Southern New England Landcare Coordinators are keen to help landholders in your area to do some action planning, because these types of activities will be eligible for financial and technical assistance through this project. We look forward to hearing from you! Give us a call on 6772 9123 or mail@snelandcare.org.au.

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Tackling Tough Times Together

angelina litvin 32188 unsplash 320pRounds Close: 30th of April and 30th of August 2019
Value: Up to $150,000 depending on the stream applied for
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. https://www.frrr.org.au/Newsletters



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Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme


casey schackow 1143889 unsplash320pCloses: 30th of June 2021 or when the $12 Million funding allocation is exhausted
Value: Up to $25,000 per farm enterprise
Run By: NSW Government Department of Primary Industries, Rural Assistance Authority
Eligible Primary Producers can claim a rebate of 25% of the cost of purchase, delivery and if applicable, the labour cost to engage a person to install water infrastructure for animal welfare needs.
The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme can be applied to costs incurred from 1st July 2018 for new purchases, and installation of pipes, water storages and water pumps, de-silting dams, and associated power supplies such as generators.

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