Measuring Biomass for Success

Start Date

3rd Aug 2017 12:00pm

End Date

3rd Aug 2017 3:30pm

Pasture measuring

Event: Measuring Biomass for Success

When: 12.00pm - 3.30pm, Thursday 3 August

Where: Bishopsbourne Community Centre, 111 Bishopsbourne Road Bishopsbourne, TAS 

RSVP: Register online

Assessing pastures can be a time consuming task that is often pushed to the bottom of the never-ending list of priorities, but newer technology has the potential to make pasture biomass assessments easier and improve pasture budgeting.

At this event, participants will hear about the latest pasture assessment tools, which tool may best suit their needs and tips for integrating the tools into their pasture management practices.

Attendees will also get a glimpse of the future, with an overview of the NRM Hub. The NRM hub is an online tool to help producers use mapping technologies to help make a range of management decisions, including pasture management and ground cover analysis.

Speakers include:

  • Tony Butler (TIA): Final results after three years of data capturing, what is better?
  • Sandy McEachern (Holmes and Sackett): The limitations of using optical sensors on farm.
  • Niilo Gobius (NRM Hub): The NRM Hub, what it can do for you and tools into the future.

This event is part of the real-time pasture biomass project, funded by Meat and Livestock Australia. The project, is part of a national program to evaluate and assist in the development of new pasture assessment technologies.

BBQ lunch provided. Register online.