Controling Weeds with Bugs ( biological control) Workshop- Harrietville & Beechworth

When

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Where
Harrietville Public Hall & Beechworth Senior Citizens Centre

Cost
Free

Contact

Gayle South
Email:
Phone:
0448983109

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Ovens Landcare Network

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Two workshops discussing the use of Biological control agents (insects & fungal diseases) and their collection & dispersal techniques for local weed control.

We are running 2 workshops (Harrietville 9,30 am-12.30pm & Beechworth 2pm-4.30pm) discussing the use of biological control agents to assist in the control of local weeds.

 Dr Robyn Adair will give a run down on which agents are available for each weed, discuss new and potential agents and how agents impact their host. Harvesting & dispersal techniques and appropriate timings for harvest will be a component of the workshop.

Our Ovens Landcare Network has been trialing several agents locally on problem environmental weeds. This has resulted in establishing a nursery site for the harvest of broom gall mite, plant host English broom- we have seen a proliferation of this weed after several seasons of good growing conditions. (Attendees will be invited to attend our harvest field day in Spring for this agent for further distribution.)

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Harrietville Public Hall & Beechworth Senior Citizens Centre