Is Giant Buttercup a problem on your farm? Join us as we discuss the solutions.
The November Discussion Group hosts are Logan and Melissa Solly who have been share milking this farm for 14 years and have just purchased their first farm near Murchison.
We will also be joined on the day by Graeme Bourdot and Alasdair Noble from Agresearch who are keen for your feedback on the “Giant Buttercup management decision making tools” which they a currently developing. These easy to use resources are:
- Measurement Tool – Come along and download the prototype app to your mobile which enables you to measure the % buttercup in the paddock.
- Method of Control – Input this information to help decide on the most cost effective methods of control. Spray? Mow? Re-grass?
This is a fantastic opportunity to hear how the trial data is being used to minimise the economic impact of buttercup and to have your say in the development of these resources.
Our discussion will begin with the usual whipround to get a feel for how the season is progressing with particular emphasis on reproduction and mating.
BBQ kindly provided by NBS.
Parking Info: Please park at the Golden Bay Rec Park Centre nearby, 2032 Takaka Valley Highway.
Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.