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Mouse-bait cocktail warning

Authorities have warned people trying to battle mice to avoid creating home-made mouse-bait cocktails. Agriculture Victoria leading chemical standards officer Alex Perera said illegally manufactured mouse baits put people, livestock, pets and wildlife at risk. He said in contrast, people using registered chemicals and following label instructions minimised risks. Ms Perera made her comments as […]

June 27 date for Ararat rates decision

Ararat municipal leaders have until June 27 to decide whether they will adopt a controversial 2017-18 rating structure.

BCG Expo embraces whole-farm business

The business of farming now and into the future will be the subject of examination at a Birchip Cropping Group Future Farmers Expo at Birchip. The July 5 event, which will feature presentations from farming and business specialists and exhibits from a range of agricultural goods and service providers, will be at Birchip P-12 School […]

Emily Thoday-Kennedy driven by love of science

A love affair with plants and science has encouraged a high-calibre young scientist to make Horsham her home.  Driven by an altruistic wish to produce food for the world, University of Adelaide graduate Emily Thoday-Kennedy is now into her second year working with Agriculture Victoria at the Grains Innovation Park, Horsham.  Ms Thoday-Kennedy, 24, said she […]

Australian Wildflowers boss Jo Gardner at women’s agriculture forum

Australian Wildflowers director Jo Gardner was among guest speakers at the second annual Victorian Women in Agriculture Forum in Parliament House. Ms Gardner spoke to more than 50 women from across the state about her path from producing herbs to working in a shearing shed and then cut flower growing and marketing. She also spoke […]

New partnership ignites tradition

Aboriginal traditional burning is now part of Wimmera Fire District’s planned burning program under a Forest Fire Management Victoria and Barengi Gadjin Land Council partnership. Forest Fire Management Victoria Wimmera district manager Glenn Rudolph said a Walpa Dyurrita cultural burn at Centenary Park Campground at the base of Mt Arapiles in Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park […]

Laharum flowers for China

Horsham mayor Pam Clarke, parliamentary secretary for regional Victoria Danielle Green and Australian Wildflowers sales and production manager Matt Adlington.

Laharum cut-flower business Australian Wildflowers continues to shore up China as its priority export market as it rides a wave of growth and expansion.

Politicians fire up over Ararat rates

An Ararat rates debate has attracted a heated response from Member for Lowan Emma Kealy.

Climate, bait hope for mice reduction

Authorities hope the combination of a cold winter and strategic paddock baiting will help control mouse numbers across the region.

Sowing all the go with end in sight

Wimmera farmers are at the tail end of another sowing period. Rob Sudholz, pictured with a crop of wheat sowed into lentil stubble at Natimuk, expects to have all his crops in by the end of the week. Picture: PAUL

Seeding has hit fever pitch across western Victoria in recent weeks and we are now coming towards the tail end of another sowing period. After starting from well back in the field with a list of jobs as long as their arms, all the while unsure of what autumn was going to deliver weather wise, […]

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