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Comparing economics of agroforestry vs grazing in steep country – Torwood

December 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All landholders invited to two farm walks and discussions looking at Bob Gray’s trial sites.


Afternoon field day – 1-3pm Comparing economics of agroforestry vs traditional grazing in steep country
Bob has established a 40ha forestry operating targeting sawlog production. The property is located on steeper Strzelecki hills which are subject to slipping, tunnel erosion and pugging damage especially by cattle. The proposal is to establish 5 monitoring sites looking at 3 species with 2 aspects (west and south facing) to measure tree growth. This will provide objective information to compare economics of sawlog production versus traditional grazing enterprises.

Landholders are invited to attend the morning workshop on azolla and then have lunch with us.

(Morning field day 10am-12noon – Controlling Azolla on dams through nutrient reduction
Azolla on farm dams can clog pipes, and impede pumps. This field day will consider the steps that landholder, Bob Gray took to mitigate nutrients and sediment entering the dam, and the effect this had on azolla growth and water quality).

When: Friday 1st Dec
Where: 585 Torwood-Topiram Rd TORWOOD VIC 3821
RSVP: by Nov 27th 2017 phone Jill: 5662 5759 | 0419 382 379 Email: jillv@wgcma.vic.gov.au


December 1, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Jill Vella


Bob & Robin Gray’s farm
585 Torwood-Topiram Rd
Torwood, Australia
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