PIRSA hosts another Back to Business shed meeting on Kangaroo Island

There's a plethora of hand-raised merino lambs at Turkey Lane merino stud to make up for numbers lost in the fires. Photo Stan Gorton
There's a plethora of hand-raised merino lambs at Turkey Lane merino stud to make up for numbers lost in the fires. Photo Stan Gorton

Thinking about updating or changing your farm fire fighting unit before the fire season starts? Do you have a new weed that's turned up that you haven't seen before?

Then come along to one of PIRSA's Back to Business shed meetings. We've been running them for a while in the fire scar but have decided to broaden them out as these two topics are relevant for any farmer.

The sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, November 25 at 6.30 pm, Keith and Erica Bolto's Woolshed, 329 Lades Rd (and a chance to have a sticky beak at the Boltos' new woolshed!) OR

Thursday, November 26 at 6.30pm, Ryan and Leah Couchman, 501 Coopers Rd (and a chance to check out Couchman's new shed!)

Mitch Willson will talk about farm firefighting units - what designs and features work best.

Chris Brodie, a weed botanist at the State Herbarium) will present: "What weeds to look out for".

If you have any new weeds that have turned up on your farm bring them along on the night for an ID.

Please bring the whole plant - leaves, flowers, stems or a photo. There will also be an opportunity to meet a few of the new faces in Recovery including Andrew Triggs, biosecurity officer, and Laura and Suzi the weed officers.

A barbecue tea will be provided, but please BYO drinks and a chair. RSVP is essential for catering. RSVP by Tuesday, November 24 to Lyn Dohle on 0419 846 204 or lyn.dohle@sa.gov.au

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