Wed, 30 Nov|
Dung Beetle Workshop
Beetles with benefits for the ecosystem and farmers.
Time & Location
30 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
ARUNA ESTATE, 200 Kareela Rd, Penrose NSW 2579, Australia
About the event
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the dung left behind by your sheep, cattle, horses or native animals?
Do you have dung beetles on your land and do you want to know more about which species are present and whether they are fit for purpose for your farm?
PRESENTED BY DR. RUSS BARROW (CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY)
Russ is the Technical Research Coordinator for the DUNG BEETLE ECOSYSTEMS ENGINEERS (DBEE) project monitoring the distribution, abundance and diversity of dung beetles. His presentation will consider the various species and their effectiveness in our grazing environment, identification, new species, plus the capture, breeding and relocating, and impacts of fire on their population.
There is an army of little critters in the soil that not only remove it from the surface but also help to incorporate the nutrients and carbon back into the soil. Dung beetles are small but can provide big ecosystem benefits to your land. They are also classic examples of REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE.
This workshop is sponsored by the Southern Highlands Landcare Network Inc and the Regen Action (Wingecarribee) Inc. volunteer groups in conjunction with Aruna Estate and Duck Foot Farm. This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare program and the Meat & Livestock Australia organisation.