Dung Beetle expert, John Feehan will be presenting on how dung beetle can improve the health and fertility of your soils along with how to maintain and attract beetle populations to your property
Many of you will have noticed that each summer there is increased dung beetle activity across the region. At some times of the year activity is so frantic that dung disappears in a day. Dung beetles reduce flies, improve soil and water penetration.
Over the past 18 months, the Heytesbury and District Landcare Network have coordinated the release of over 50,000 dung beetles across the district. The release included introducing several winter and autumn active species that were previously not present in the district.
As a result of such strong interest in the dung beetle program, HDLN in conjunction with the DPI are running a series of informative presentations on Dung Beetles and Soil Health. The presentations will focus on how dung beetles can work for your soils and what you need to do to introduce and maintain beetle populations on your farm.
John Feehan, who spent 26 years working on the CSIRO's dung beetle program will present at each of the sessions. He has spent the past 15 years coordinating the collection and redistribution of dung beetles across Australia. DPI’s Soil Health team will also be present to provide some independent, up-to-date information on soil biology and carbon.
Where and When:
Weds 12 August, 11 am to 2 pm Timboon Bowls Club
(Barbecue lunch provided)