A combined workshop on the What, Why and How of Earthworms and, getting a better handle on managing parasite populations in pastures
The activity of earthworms in pastures increases soil fertility, imporves soil structure and water holding capacity and reduces compaction. But how do we maximise these benefits in our pastures and increase productivity while also managing the levels of parasite populations?
The answer lies in developing a better understanding of the different species in our pastures and their lifecycles.
Earthworms session presented by Belinda Pearce, coordinator of the Kiewa Catchment Dung Beetle and Earthworms projects. Belinda has considerable experience in conducting fun and highly informative hands on workshops for people who want to know more about these hardworking residents of our soils.
Parasite session presented by Grant Richards a Veterinarian with many years experience dealing with Parasites. Grant and his wife Margaret run Parasite Diagnostic Services which provides egg counting and culturing services. The session will provide an overview of the main parasite types and groups and provide an understanding of taking samples for worms, and interpreting results.
All Welcome - bookings essential
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or the secretary on 03 5727 6114.
When: Thursday 25th of August - 1pm to 5pm
Where: Greta Hall, Reserve Road, Greta
This is a FREE workshop and includes afternoon tea.
This project is funded by Landcare Second Generation funding