Thursday, 23 September 2021
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To sow or not to sow

To sow or not to sow

From a frosty May to possible flooding in June, East Gippsland is looking like experiencing the first wet winter in some years.  On Monday, the Elders weather app was predicting 40-80 millimetres of rain for today and another 20-40mm on Thursday, while the Bureau of Meteorology predicted the East Gippsland district had a near 100pc chance of rain Wednesday, with heavy falls possible, snow...
No ordinary weed

No ordinary weed

East Gippsland’s battle with the ever-spreading African lovegrass (ALG) was charged with information last week, aiming to spread awareness and methods to get on top of it.  Three experts presented and there were two farm visits, one to the Beasley’s property near Lindenow South and the other at David and Ruth Read and Jen Ribolli’s property on the Lindenow South-Meerlieu Road....
Perennial demo

Perennial demo

A demonstration spanning six years and involving producer demonstrations, is underway at the Gippsland Research Farm on the Bengworden Road.   Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) board member and pasture sub-committee lead, Dave Caldwell, is looking forward to bringing other producers into theˇproject.  The demonstration is half funded by Meat and Livestock Australia and is titled...
Assisting Covid research

Assisting Covid research

Alpacas at Bairnsdale have sprung to national fame lately, involved in research that may help in the fight against COVID-19. Bairnsdale researcher and veterinarian, Andrew Padula, previously the owner of the Bairnsdale Animal Hospital, is facilitating the animal side of the research for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. After recent media reports, Dr Padula stresses...
Local ram sale goes online

Local ram sale goes online

The traditional open auction of the Gippsland Merino Breeders annual sale has been replaced this year by the AuctionsPlus system. The sale will run online on September 1, with 184? Head registered for sale, however, studs will still host inspection days on August 24 and 25, with Pendarra and Round Hill at Benambra and Omeo, pencilled in for the first day, and Stockton at Hillside, The Fringe at...
Tambo truffles have risen

Tambo truffles have risen

They may retail at $3000 a kilogram but truffles don’t actually grow on trees, rather, they grow on tree roots underground. At Tambo Upper, a variety of factors including a trip to New Zealand, a rescue dog and a penchant for the unusual, have come together to form a working truffière that has produced its first crop this year. Truffière is the term for a truffle tree orchard where the truffle,...

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