Our signature events across the Tamar Valley the RAGWORT RAIDS have officially concluded, but we encourage those landholders who have this declared weed, to control it before it seeds. Our gratitude to the more than 50 volunteers willingly giving of their time to pull Ragwort on Roadsides over Jan/Feb 2021.
Our signature weeding event that is really making a difference in the Tamar Valley concluded in February.
Back in 1998 a remarkable thing happened . . . Tamar NRM was born!Fast forward two decades and we are still going strong, evidenced by us taking out the Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare category at the 2019 Tasmanian Landcare AwardsThe contribution of our volunteers needs to be acknowledged, so come join us as it’s your award too.
Welcome to Jo Lyall, 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator.
Longtime Ragwort Raider, Owner Nest Environmental Services and and West Tamar Farmer Jo Lyall will coordinate the 2020 Raid. Jo also prepares the mapping for our Ragwort Raid Report, so understands distribution and roads travelled.
Welcome to Jo Lyall long time “Ragwort raider” and our 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator. Jo has also prepared our report mapping for the past 2 years, so knows the roads travelled and where to look for Ragwort.
Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts are running a forum entitled BIOCHAR – “Because the Time is Right”.
Produced by burning organic matter in an oxygen-limited environment, biochar is used as a soil amendment.
Biochar can close or rebalance or detoxify different environmental cycles from carbon, to nitrogen, to phosphorus to water. Its surface area, porosity, morphology, electrical conductivity and other varied and variable characteristics lend themselves to a myriad of different end uses.
The Forums will present the science behind biochar and importantly the opportunities for it provides for Tasmanians.
Tamar Valley is one of 11 soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria) will host another three soils field days in autumn 2020.
The 3 Soil Health Field Days held in August 2019 were well supported, but plenty more planned with a fresh discussion group being assembled via expressions of interest.
Tamar NRM are now seeking interest from landholders to commit to attending the three autumn 2020 soil discussion events all held within a fortnight of each other. The goal is developing producer skills in soil management (e.g. interpreting a soil test, water logging or prioritising fertiliser investment).
(Tamar NRM commenced a Healthy Soils Demonstration site at “Wenlock”, Rosevale in October 2019).