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Wheel cactus workshop

April 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am 1:30 pm

Please join Agriculture Victoria to gain a greater understanding of Wheel cactus (Opuntia robusta) and the impacts it has on agriculture and the environment.

Hear from various stakeholders and community groups about how they plan and manage Wheel cactus.

Observe best practice management techniques with on the ground demonstrations.

10.00am – tea/coffee available

  1. Introduction & Overview – Agriculture Victoria – Presenter: Ben Perry
  2. Wheel Cactus Biology & Control – Agriculture Victoria – Presenter: Andy Steed
  3. Tarrangower Cactus Control Group Inc. – Presenter: Lee Mead
  4. Loddon Plains Landcare Network – Presenter: Danny Pettingill
  5. Bush Heritage – Presenter: Glen Norris
  6. Parks Victoria – Ranger
  7. Other key stakeholders and open discussion

    Field Demonstration of control (Mt Buckrabanyule) –Driving to the site is required: Wilson’s Road Buckrabanyule Control techniques – Loddon Plains Landcare Network and the Tarrengower Cactus Control Group
    RSVP Jessica Seidel – Agriculture Victoria text: 0419 577 324 or
    email: [email protected]
    Please RSVP for catering purposes and dietary requirements.
    Please note that when you arrive at the premises, you will be required to show evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status before being allowed entry