Two different topics, but one event for both: a Field Trip hosted by the Central Burnett Land Management Advisory Group on November 5th.
More than 20 landholders took part in the field trip which visited Terry Haupt’s successful biocontrol population for controlling the common weed, Blue Heliotrope. The beetle has been in Australia for several years, and has been slowly munching away at the Blue Heliotrope, making it weaker and less competitive in pastures.
Following on from this, the group visited John Henderson’s property to see how a series of water harvesting banks survived the wet season of last Summer and the reasoning behind them.
Those who attended said they enjoyed the opportunity to see what other landholders are doing on their properties.