A native grasses field day.
1:00pm-4:00pm, Thursday 28th June 2007
At The Keys Family property “Keystone Limousin Stud”
with special guest presenters
Maximising Production From Native Grasses
Meredith Mitchell has worked as a research scientist with the Department of Primary Industries Victoria for the past 18 years. She is also part of the CRC for Plant Based Management of Dryland Salinity. Her research has focused on the selection of native grass cultivars for agricultural systems, management of existing native grass pastures. Meredith was part of the successful LIGULE native grass selection project, from which six native grass cultivars have been released. Meredith has a vision of a sustainable agricultural landscape based on perennial native grasses.
How to Bugger up a Native Pasture.
Pat McVeigh has had extensive experience with native pastures and grazing management, both as a practicing farmer and also from his earlier role in the DPI. Pat currently owns and manages a 775 Ha in which native grasses dominate.
Directions: From Rutherglen Springhurst Rd (Approx 12Km south of Rutherglen and 5Km north of Springhurst) turn west into McPhersons Rd. Turn South into Diffeys Rd and the property is the first on the right hand side.
Please RSVP for catering purposes
For RSVP or for more information please call Norman Tozer on (03) 5792 1139 or 0409130813