Friday, August 17, 2018
Basalt to Bay Targets Nitrogen Efficiency

Basalt to Bay Nitrogen Project

Article and photos by Basalt To Bay Landcare Network member, Steve Hynes.

Basalt to Bay Targets Nitrogen Efficiency

A research project aimed at maximising the efficiency of nitrogen applications has recently been launched by Basalt to Bay Landcare Network (B2B). The project, funded by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, is based at Eddie and Sharon Kenna’s dairy farm at The Sisters in south-west Victoria. It aims to work out how much of the applied nitrogen ends up being available to boost pasture growth. 

Basalt to Bay Woolsthorpe Flora Hunt

The Great Woolsthorpe Railway Flora Hunt.

We need YOU.

What species are reappearing in a Plains Grassy Woodland on a former railway line that was opened in 1890 and closed in 1977? Join Professor John Morgan (La Trobe University Grassland expert) and The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network and members of the Warrnambool Society for Growing Australian Plants on a walk through this 10 ha linear reserve and help us build a catalogue of species coming up in the absence of grazing. The information you collect will assist Landcare and Victrack to manage the emerging ecology of the former railway line and siding ground.

Celebrating 5th year milestone for the St Helens Project. On Thursday 26th of October at 1:30pm – 3:30 pm

St Helens Flora Reserve, Barkers Road, St Helens Victoria.

Stephen Florence from the Federal Threatened Species Commission, Canberra- is visiting the area to see the project and learn about the people and organisations who have contributed to it over the past 5 years.