Category Archives: What’s on?

Warm up with friends and neighbours

 

Come have dinner with us! Our annual Community Dinner will be Friday, July 28, starting at 6pm in the Strathewen Community Hall.

Entertainment will be available for the kids (Magic! Balloons!) and the rest of us would be thrilled to catch up with you and see how you’re going as we settle into winter.

You don’t need to bring a thing — except your favourite beverages. Landcare will take care of the rest. Now that sounds like a great night out!

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Carol on 0400 308 048 before July 21.

SLG Dinner 2017 Flyer

In other news, our next meeting is Monday, July 24, at 7.30pm, at the Strathewen Community Hall.

Looking for minutes of our most recent meetings? Go to the Member Login page and then to Minutes, Newsletters, Etc.

Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock

Emerging Weeds – Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock

Grasses are beginning to form their seeds now so it is a great time to learn to distinguish between the different grasses on your property. Grasses of all types present a challenge when it comes to identification. Even if you can’t name the grasses on your property try to become familiar with how the ones that are there look.

Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock will soon ring warning bells because they are ‘different’ from your normal pasture or native grasses and they spread rapidly.

serrated tussock                                Chilean Needle Grass

Serrated Tussock                                              Chilean Needle Grass    

Refer to the Weeds of National Significance Management Guides for both grasses:

Management Guide Chilean needle grass Serrated Tussock

Management Guide Serrated Tussock

These guides provide a great introduction to the weeds and explain clearly why we do not want them to spread into Strathewen. For more detailed information, browse the internet or go straight to DEPI’s web pages:

http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/agriculture-and-food/pests-diseases-and-weeds/weeds/a-z-of-weeds/serrated-tussock

http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/agriculture-and-food/pests-diseases-and-weeds/weeds/a-z-of-weeds/chilean-needle-grass

If you think you may have one of these grasses on your property and want some help with identification or control contact Bronwyn on 0414 882 946

Bridal Creeper/Smilax control

 Bridal Creeper/Smilax Control Demonstration

Missed it but want to know more?

Contact Steve 0407 326 770 for further information.

 Please use this as an opportunity to learn about the control of Smilax and also to help stop it invading Strathewen.

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Finding the small plants in an emerging infestation is part of the challenge.

 

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Click here to access an informative brochure about Bridal Creeper / Smilax produced by the Australian Government. For more information refer to their Weeds in Australian website.