Workshop to provide understanding of native grasses

WORKSHOP: Attendees will learn about native grass identification and grazing management. Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board
WORKSHOP: Attendees will learn about native grass identification and grazing management. Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board

An upcoming workshop hosted by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board (EPLB) will help Eyre Peninsula landholders learn about grazing management and how it can improve their farming business and property ecosystem.

The native pasture identification and grazing management workshop will be held at a property 30 kilometres south of Elliston on Wednesday, October 28.

The workshop will see landholders and community members learn about native grass identification and rotational grazing management in open grassy woodlands.

EPLB landscape officer Libby Hunt said she was excited to be showcasing native grasses and the benefits they had to production systems.

"This workshop will be a great tool for landholders to increase their understanding of the benefits of grazing management and how it can improve their farming business and farming ecosystem," she said.

"Headlined by native grass specialists Millie Nicholls and Anne Brown, the program includes a paddock walk to identify native grasses growing locally."

Simon Bey from Greening Australia will also be presenting and said he was looking forward to the workshop.

"Landholders will have the opportunity to learn about the difference between winter and summer growing grasses, ground cover requirements and the feed quality of native grasses," he said.

"I'll be discussing upcoming project opportunities and will be seeking landowner feedback on a funding proposal to enable a program that will improve the productivity and resilience of these areas."

The workshop will include an identification session, information on rotational grazing and the opportunity to create a quick ID guide to local native grasses.

A barbecue and debriefing session will round out the event.

The event is free, but participants must register by Friday, October 16, at eplb-grazingworkshop.eventbrite.com.au.

For further information contact Libby Hunt on 0437 701 810 or libby.hunt@sa.gov.au.