Entries by wslc

Fascinating fungi for food and revolutionised modern medicine

Although among the most widely distributed organisms on the planet, most fungi are inconspicuous because of their microscopic size and subterranean lifestyles. Often we are unaware of their existence beneath our feet until their fruiting bodies, mushrooms, emerge. The fungus kingdom encompasses an enormous diversity of taxa with varied ecologies. A characteristic that places fungi […]

Practical Skills for Soil Health

The days are short and there’s frost on the ground which means that the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days must be just around the corner. Watershed Landcare have been busy organising our lecture series for this year’s event and the program will feature a great line up of speakers on a variety of topics. Are […]

Landcarers Set to Head West

Are you aware of an individual or group that should be recognised for their contribution to caring for our country? We encourage you to please nominate them for one of the award categories in this year’s NSW Landcare Awards. The 2019 NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference will be held from the 22-24th October […]

Weed Control During the Winter Months

The ideal time to control most weeds is when they are actively growing. This is usually in the warmer months. There are a few that can be controlled at any time of the year. Two of those significant to this area are Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma) and Cineraria (Cineraria lyratiformis). Both species are, unfortunately, common, […]

Understanding your soil

Want to improve mineral cycles, soil fertility, drought resilience, pasture and crop health and productivity on your patch? To find out more about the fundamentals of how soil and plants function, come along to Watershed Landcare’s Sustainable Soil Management workshop where we will explore the chemical, physical and biological properties of fertile soil. The workshop […]

Learn how to produce your own liquid gold

Are you interested in keeping bees but don’t know where to start? Join us for a 2 day Backyard Beekeeping course with Bruce White OAM. The Mudgee Bee Group will be hosting a Backyard Beekeeping course in October and invite novice and experienced beekeepers, as well as people interested in starting up their first hives, […]

Soil expert back with us by popular demand

After a booked out workshop last held last year, Watershed Landcare have invited grazier, enquiring farmer and soil specialist, Bruce Davison back to our region to present another Sustainable Soil Management workshop in June. Bruce Davison has an advanced diploma of agriculture and advanced diploma of agribusiness management. Bruce has also trained in soil chemistry […]

Implementing innovative ecological approaches to land management

Students from the University of Sydney tour farms in our region to study regenerative agriculture practices Long before the term ‘Regen Ag’ was coined, many farmers in our region have been implementing innovative, ecological approaches to land management and are now promoting and encouraging the adoption of regenerative landscape management practices to help build healthy, […]

What you do in winter will impact your pasture productivity in spring

As the weather starts to cool and pastures become dormant it’s a critical time to think about managing groundcover through the winter months. Management decisions made now can impact pasture recovery in spring and beyond. Groundcover is any material that covers the soil, including gravel, living and dead plant material, dung and biological soil crusts. […]

Our critically endangered honeyeater

Capertee Valley project providing habitat for one of Australia’s rarest birds With only 350–400 mature adults remaining in the wild, the regent honeyeater is one of Australia’s rarest birds. The striking black and yellow birds were once widespread along the eastern Australian coast, from as far north as Rockhampton to Melbourne in the south. Extensive […]