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‘Beetles with Benefits’ Workshop and Farm Walk

2 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Workshop and Farm Walk
Wednesday 2 March 2022

Presentations at Balnarring Community Hall,10am-11:30am:
3035 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Balnarring

At this workshop learn all about dung beetles and how your farm can benefit from this amazing ecosystem engineer. Find out how to know if you have dung beetles and how can you ensure they stick around. This workshop is targeted to cattle farmers on the Mornington Peninsula.

Speakers

Dr Russ Barrow CSU, Dung Beetle System
Engineers

Learn about:
• The benefits of dung beetles
• Which dung beetles are found in Port Phillip and
Western Port region
• How to encourage dung beetles to your farm
• How to trap, capture and relocate dung beetles in
paddocks
• Dung beetle nursery sites for new species

and

Dr Nikkie Chadee, District Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Victoria
Implementing livestock drenching best practices

Farm walk at dung beetle nursery site, 11:30am-1pm:
Kingston Park Stud
Please meet at 270 Red Hill Rd, parking inside the top paddock at the stockyards.

 

COVIDSafe event
Registrations essential and all attendees need to show proof of vaccination (or approved exemption). For the health of others, please do not attend the event if you are unwell.

To ensure biosecurity, foot baths will be provided before entering the farm walk.

RSVP:
Karen Thomas
karen.thomas@melbournewater.com.au
0427 480 170

Dung Beetle Workshop Flyer

 

Details

Date:
2 March
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Balnarring Community Hall
3035 Frankston-Flinders Road
Balnarring, Victoria Australia
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