Gecko CLaN

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Water on farm project

The Gecko CLaN is working with landholders to improve decision making around farm water security. Mark 2 of the Water on Farms Project has commenced using existing infrastructure at the Lima East trial site.  The trial site was established for the [...]

June 17, 2017

Pest Plants and Animals Management

Pest Plants Pest Animals Weed management is an ongoing challenge across the Goulburn Broken region.  Weeds reduce farm and forest productivity, they invade crops, smother pastures and in some cases (such as with Chilean Needle Grass) can harm livestock.  They aggressively [...]

May 12, 2017

Soils, Moisture, Plants and Technology Project – Strategic farming practices for soil, catchments, water and climate resilience

October 2017 Project Update: With the warmer spring weather good growth is seen across all trial plots.  The slide show below shows the growth seen at each trail plot. A second field day has was held on Friday 27 October [...]

December 22, 2016

Aquatic Weeds and Algae

There are many aquatic weed species that can cause problems for farm water supplies.  One of the most serious is Blue-Green Algae. Blue-green algae in large numbers or ‘blooms’ can seriously reduce water quality by producing odours, thick scums and [...]

January 19, 2016

Fire Recovery

Fire recovery is well underway in the Creightons Creek, Lake Rowan and Stewarton areas following the pre-Christmas 2014 fires. The following link provides an update from the Department of Land, Water & Planning (formerly DEPI). Volunteers from across the network area support fire [...]

January 20, 2015

Indian Myna Project

Indian Mynas pose an extreme threat to Australian native birds and are rapidly invading the Goulburn Broken region. The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group is a sub-group of the Gecko CLaN. The group aims to raise awareness about the threat [...]

February 18, 2014

Resilient Sustainable Agriculture

    This project provides farmers with training on the latest innovations in sustainable agriculture. The project highlights the importance of biodiversity in the farm enterprise, through enhancing vegetation and groundcover. Topics include planning for rotational grazing, pasture management, land [...]

February 18, 2014

Multi-Species Pasture Cropping

Please click on the below link for our most recent Newsletter… PC newsletter June 2016 Victorian Winner of the 2011 Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award At it’s simplest Multi-Species Pasture Cropping is a technique of zero-till sowing [...]

January 9, 2014