Worms and Weeds Event

Worms and weeds uncovered at equine landcare event.

Friday December the 1st saw 25 attendees at the Worms and Weeds Equine Landcare Field Day in Serpentine. Structured to focus on summer time management of weeds and how to change your worming routine as the weather heats up, the interest in the events shows how horse property owners are keen on managing their properties […]

Extreme case of summer sores

Summer sores and faecal egg counts- Worm management in summer.

This summer has your horse developed a sore just won’t heal? You may be dealing with a summer sore. Summer sores occur when worm larvae are deposited by flies onto moist areas on a horse, such as a wound or near the eye. The worm larvae then irritate the area causing inflammation and itching. This […]

a picture of a bushfire with the words-Have you made your bushfire survival plan?

Fire Safety Survival Plan Workshop in time for 2017 fire season.

Landcare SJ, the SJ Equine Landcare Group, The Forever Project, and the Peel Harvey Catchment Council have partnered up to provide equine landowners the opportunity to create a fire safety survival plan with the experienced presenter award winning Rohan Carboon, Bushfire Safety Consultant. This workshop will be funded through the National Landcare Programme and State […]

Property PLanning Course attendees

Equine Landcare Property Planning Course.

On May 21st Landcare SJ held a full day Property Planning Course in partnership with The Forever Project, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, and the SJ Equine Landcare Group. There were over 25 attendees representing 13 properties ranging from small acreages to over 100 acres. The full day property planning course is set up so property owners […]

Horse owners swap horses for bus on equine landcare bus tour

Saturday November the 12th saw a bus load of enthusiastic horse property managers tour the SJ Region learning about paddock rotation systems. A track system allows your horses to move freely around your paddocks while restricting time on your grass. This allows the grass to rest between grazing periods decreasing negative impacts. There are both […]

Whitby Farm plays host to Equine Landcare Field Day

Murdoch University’s Whitby Farm opened its doors to the fourth field day series of the Landcare SJ Equine Landcare Project. The project is funded through the State NRM Community Action Grants and Supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through the National Landcare Programme. Attendees were lucky to have farm manager Bob Fawcett introduce the Whitby Farm and […]

SJ Equine Landcare Pest and Weeds Field Day

There were 22 attendees at the Inaugural field day in our field day series focussing on Equine Land Management. The Field day was held on April 30th at the beautiful property Quahlee in Serpentine. Jake Pickersgill from Martins Environmental started off the day with a weeds presentation. Many attendees had brought in weeds from their […]

Native species make great windbreaks. People in a paddock.

Native Species Make Great Windbreaks

Report by Teele Hooper-Worrell, Landcare SJ Officer Sun shines on windbreak field day   What a great time planting a windbreak at our 3rd Field Day in our Equine Landcare Field Day Series. This event is part of an Equine Landcare project funded through the State NRM Community Action Grants and Supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment […]