Landholders to benefit from land management course

Posted 18 April 2017.

Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) is running a six week course delving into the magic world of soils, pastures and landscape management.  

Beginning in May, this opportunity will provide landholders a closer look at how their property works, helping landholders make confident management decisions.

A Practical Guide to Rural Land Management provides advice to landholders on how best to manage land and protect the environment, and covers a range of topics including: 

  • water resources and management of water courses

  • identifying and controlling weeds

  •  develop an understanding of your soils

  • improve your understanding of pastures

  • managing native vegetation

  • property management planning. 

Natural Resources SAMDB Regional Landcare Facilitator Eliza Rieger said the course will help landholders see their property as an agricultural and ecological system. 

“We have experienced professionals joining the course to support landholders to better understand how to manage these systems,” Ms Rieger said. 

“The course includes sessions on a range of important topics and will conclude with a farm walk to give participants an opportunity to observe and discuss issues in a practical setting. 

“Participants will also be offered a free property visit from an experienced land management consultant to assist them with managing their property and applying the principles covered through the course.” 

The course will run for six weeks, and involve two hour sessions at the Mt Barker Natural Resources Office, from Tuesday 9 May until 13 June 2017. 

All landholders are welcome and people are encouraged to register early to secure a place. 

For further details contact Natural Resources SAMDB Regional Landcare Facilitator Eliza Rieger mobile 0408 416 684 or via email 

The Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme is supported by the SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the NRM Levies. 



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