The Creightons Creek and Gooram Blackberry Action Group
BlackBerry Field Day
Saturday November 25th 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Commencing at the Gooram Hall (Corner of Euroa-Mansfield Rd and Sargoods Rd, 12km south of Euroa)
and then proceeding to the field day site on Stuart Cameron’s property, 2kms from the hall. Signs will be displayed.
- Demonstrations by a mulcher and by an excavator with groomer head attached
- Herbcide trial site, sprayed 5th November – see early effects
- Spraying with the marker dye
- Power point presentation (back at hall)
- Free Barbeque
RSVP and inquiries: Kerri 0418140710 or [email protected]
Click here for a flyer about the field day and event details.
Creighton’s Creek Landcare Pasture Species and Pasture Herbicide Field Day
11th September 2017
1:00 at Species Trial Site at Bill and Judy Eddy’s Longwood Ruffy Road (Map overleaf)
Followed by Inspection of Pasture Herbicide Demonstration at Jim and Ann Shovelton’s, 746 Creighton’s Creek Rd (Map overleaf)
- perennial grass comparison
- sub clover cultivar comparison
- Impact of different phalaris seeding rates
- Impact of different clover seeding rates
- Nitrogen application at sowing and after sowing on establishment
Herbicide demonstration – options for broadleaf weed control
MCPA vs Agtryne vs MCPA/ Diuron vs MCPA/Ecopar vs MCPA/Diuron/Ecopar vs Simazine
This project is supported by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Creightons Creek-Gooram Blackberry Action group.
Creightons Creek and Gooram are located roughly south of Euroa in the valleys of Creightons Creek and Castle Creek.
At a meeting in July 15, four volunteers formed an initial committee to plan and organize a meeting with the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT). Now a committee of six,three from each valley,meets regularly with the Project Officer.
The official Blackberry Action Group journey began in September 15 when Barton Roberts and Lyn Coulston from VBT attended a meeting in Creightons Creek.
The Project Officer Cam Paterson,was appointed in early January 16,since then contact has been made with landowners in those parts of Creightons Creek and Gooram considered to have the most serious blackberry infestations. However at this late stage in the season most time and effort has been concentrated on preparation for next season.This involves collecting contact details,circulating control advice and preparing documents relating to monitoring and subsidies.
Creightons Creek Landcare have offered a subsidy for herbicide and/or contractor,followed by a similar subsidy from Granite Creeks.
Also a funding application has been prepared for a grant from the Victorian Landcare Grants Program.
For further information about this group please contact Landcare Project Officer Kerri Robson (03) 5763 2465.