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Dung Beetles - Unsung Heroes of the Soil

‘TALKIN’ AFTER HOURS': A FREE WORKSHOP & NETWORKING EVENT

Dung Beetles - Unsung Heroes of the Soil

Working for you to improve animal health, address soil constraints, & reduce input costs.

Dung beetles do not cause crop or pasture damage, which is probably why so little attention is given to them! Besides dung removal – most obvious by summer “shredders” – what other benefits do they bring to livestock production?

This ‘Talkin’ After Hours presentation will discuss ways dung beetles can work for you to improve animal health, address soil constraints and reduce input costs.

The Rural R&D4Profit/MLA funded project seeks producer support in mapping dung beetle species’ population diversity and abundance. This information will inform planning for introduction and release of additional species to cover geographic and seasonal gaps.

During the presentation we will walk through one way farmers can participate - by recording paddock sightings on MyPestGuide Reporter.

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Want to get more dirt on dung beetles before the event..take a look at The power of the dung beetle | John Feehan | TEDxCanberra

Preparation for the Event:

Download the MyPestGuide Reporter from Google play or the App Store from the DPIRD website

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ABOUT OUR PRESENTER

Kathy Dawson, a former producer of Murray Grey baby beef, has filled a number of roles at Warren Catchments Council. Kathy’s involvement in WCC’s sustainable agriculture programme has included managing various dung beetle projects since 2011. She is currently coordinating the Rural R&D4Profit project activities of monitoring, beetle breeding and distribution, and farmer extension services in WA’s south west.

NETWORKING & HOT LAMB ROLLS

At the end of the presentation we'll relax & serve delicious slow cooked lamb rolls to keep the hunger pains away!. It will be a great chance to keep talking about this key topic, network with our presenter and local landholders who have experiences to share.

Can't make it to the presentation? Don't worry, you are still very welcome to come along to this part of the event, we'd love to see you there!

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EVENT LOGISTICS:

WHERE: LOWER BLACKWOOD LCDC OFFICE, 403 KUDARDUP ROAD, KUDARDUP

When: Thursday September 12th

  • Workshop: 4.00pm to 5.00pm;

  • Networking: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

REGISTER BELOW OR CONTACT:

Kate Tarrant, LBLCDC Communications Officer

T. 9758 4021 | M. 0409203056 | E. kate.tarrant@lowerblackwood.com.au

This event if proudly supported by:

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Earlier Event: 11 September
Regen WA Regenerative Agriculture Conference
Later Event: 20 September
Nillup Landmark Field Day & Trade Show