The VSTWP hosted a best practice management serrated tussock field day on Saturday May 5th 2018 in Diggers Rest, with 42 people attending throughout the day.
The field day featured a variety of guest speakers and demonstrations and spraying demonstrations from local contractor Aus Eco Solutions and a pasture improvement workshop from leading agronomist Charles Grech.
The landowners who attended had a variety of issues and questions for the experts and healthy discussions were had
throughout the day.
VSTWP Community Engagement Officer Ivan Carter said “we were very happy with the strong numbers and I am sure that all those in attendance were impressed by the knowledge of the guest speakers and demonstrations”.
The day featured some useful spraying demonstrations, grazing and pasture management experts and informed the community of the threat serrated tussock poses and how to best mitigate the threats” noted Mr Carter.
The Diggers Rest site provided for some useful discussion for the best way to remove the serrated tussock and establish a competitive pasture again on the site.
The VSTWP hopes that this field day will plant the seed for further best practice field days across the state in the coming year. Grants for serrated tussock field days are available through the VSTWP for groups wishing to host a field day in their region.