On the land Archive

Catchment strategy out for consultation

THE future management direction of the region’s land, water, biodiversity and coastal areas for the next six years is up for discussion.

Landcare register to protect platypuses

SOUTH Gippsland Landcare Network is establishing a register of landowners who want to restore water frontages for platypuses.

Webinar focuses on improving water quality

AROUND 30 people tuned into an online seminar to wrap up South Gippsland Landcare Network’s (SGLN) Corner Inlet Citizen Science Water Quality Improvement Project last week.

Calves in need of a home

AN ANIMAL rescue charity is in urgent need of temporary foster carers in South Gippsland to look after adorable calves until they can be adopted.

Environmental unity

IN THE Bass Coast Shire Council August meeting, council renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN).

Planting the seed for future generations

ENSURING the long-term survival of seeds for future generations has been the life work of Agriculture Victoria scientist Dr Katherine Whitehouse.

Shortlisted for training award

TAFE Gippsland student Jake Seuren has been shortlisted for a 2021 Victorian Training Award.

Clearing sale beats lockdown

THE vendors at an unreserved clearing sale in Mardan last Friday, August 21, just managed to beat Saturday’s snap lockdown in regional areas to have a highly successful clearance conducted by the team at Alex Scott in Leongatha.

A day talking about dirt

DID you know soil health and soil biology play a pivotal part in the survival of our species - and all other species - on this planet? No soil biology, no life.

More beef sires in dairy predicted

NEW total Livestock Genetics (TLG) sales manager Darren Fletcher, based in Leongatha, is predicting a big shift to sexed semen and more beef sires in dairy enterprises.

Connecting our creeks

SOUTH Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) is wrapping up its Corner Inlet water testing project with an online seminar on August 25 to discuss the results and share opportunities for improving water quality.

Dairy expo another COVID casualty

THE South Gippsland Dairy Expo, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, September 8 and 9, has been cancelled.

Hasty to open riverside camping by September 1

FARMERS who own or lease land with river frontage had a win of sorts in the past week.