Natural Resources SAMDB land management courses

Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) is running a six week course delving into the magical world of soils, pastures and landscape management.

Get-together: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin are holding a series of land management short courses for new and experienced land managers. Photo: Natural Resources SAMDB.

Get-together: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin are holding a series of land management short courses for new and experienced land managers. Photo: Natural Resources SAMDB.

Beginning next week, this will provide land managers with an opportunity to have a closer look at how their property works and assist them in making confident management decisions.

The Practical Guide to Rural Land Management course will offer advice to land managers on how best to manage land, protect the environment, and will cover a range of topics including:

  • water resources and management of water courses
  • identifying and controlling weeds and vertebrate pests
  • understanding your soils
  • improve your understanding of pastures and stocking rates
  • managing native vegetation
  • property management planning

Natural Resources SAMDB Regional Landcare Facilitator Fiona Gray said: “we have experienced professionals joining the course to help landholders better understand how to manage these systems.”

“The course includes sessions on a range of important topics and will conclude with a farm walk to give participants an opportunity to observe and discuss issues in a practical setting,” she said.

We have experienced professionals joining the course to help landholders better understand how to manage these systems. - Fiona Gray, Regional Landcare Facilitator

“Participants will also be offered a free property visit from an experienced land management consultant to assist them with managing their property and applying the principles covered through the course.”

The course will run for six weeks and involve two-hour sessions at the Mt Barker Natural Resources Centre, from Wednesday October 18 through to November 22.

All land managers are welcome and people are encouraged to register early to secure a place.

For more information, contact Fiona Gray on 0439 062 084 or via email fiona.gray2@sa.gov.au.

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