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HLN Executive Officer – recruiting now

We are throwing the net out again!

We have a great opportunity for the right person to drive a non-government…

Our Community Supporting Recovery – Bushfire Forum (10am – 4pm Sunday 23 February)

The forum is a practical, hands on event with key speakers discussing bushfire impacts from past experience followed by…

Bird on Farms Workshop- 9am Sunday 8 March

BirdLife Australia’s Birds on Farms Project invites you to a FREE bird monitoring workshop for landholders and birdwatchers.

Where: Wirraminna…

HLN’s Adaptive Farming Systems Forum – 9am-1.30pm Thursday 27 February

Holbrook Landcare’s Adaptive Farming Systems Forum provides a great opportunity for farmers to reflect on their management strategies for…

Holbrook Landcare’s Acid Soils Initiative

Acid Soils Workshop: 1-3pm Thursday 13 February at the Holbrook RS Club
This workshop with Helen Burns & Jason Condon…

HLN – Employment Opportunity for an Executive Officer

Please read the attached documents for the position of Executive Officer for Holbrook Landcare – applications close 19 January…

Do you know your On-farm Greenhouse Gas Profile?

We have had a lot of inquiry lately about how producers can understand their farm carbon footprint and address…

Report for the NSW Landcare & MLLS Conference in Broken Hill

NSW Landcare Conference 2019
Paula and Kylie went up to the NSW Landcare and LLS Conference in Broken Hill on…

Farm Forestry Field Day Report

Farm Forestry Field Day – John Woodley

Bill and Joy Wearn and I went down to the Field Day at…

Holbrook Landcare Employment Opportunity

Project Officer – Farming Systems
Holbrook Landcare Network is seeking an experienced and motivated person to coordinate and deliver a…

Phil Graham’s Update of the Seasonal Outlook for Holbrook – 15 Sept 2019

Phil Graham has given us an update of what we might expect the coming months to look like in…

Silage Wrap Recycling – Youtube clip #2

Holbrook Landcare’s Silage wrap recycling project continues to gain traction throughout the shire and the region! Here’s an insight…

Landcare NSW Mini-Muster – 5 September, Burrumbuttock

All landcare group volunteers, committee, staff and interested community members are invited to Wirraminna at Burrumbuttock to participate in…

Silage Wrap recycling program at “Koora” Holbrook

Thanks to Simon & Liz Plunkett for their support of Holbrook Landcare’s Silage Wrap recycling program. Click the link…

Simon & Liz Plunkett share the on farm benefit of recycling farm plastics

Thanks to the Plunkett family for sharing how they use Holbrook Landcare’s recycling program to dispose of their silage…

Holbrook Landcare makes Landline!!

To view the Landline episode featuring Holbrook Landcare’s silage wrap and twine recycling project – click here:

Acid Soils – A New Look!

More than 30 people attended HLN’s Acid Soils workshop on Tuesday morning. Helen Burns and Jason Condon from NSW…

CSU is offering 8 drench resistance tests

CSU is offering 8 drench resistance tests to see if the MLs are working in cattle. The testing is…

Products for sale made from local silage wrap and twine

To help support the continuation of the process of recycling silage wrap and twine there needs to be demand…

Managing Established Pest Animals

You are invited to our upcoming workshop which will look at the deer project underway north of Holbrook, and…

Holbrook Landcare successful funding bid to continue recycling on farm plastics

Holbrook Landcare has been successful in its funding bid through the National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants. The…

Holbrook Landcare’s Official Opening & Celebration Dinner

You are invited to attend both the Official Opening of the Holbrook Landcare Office & Holbrook Landcare’s Celebration Dinner!


Key messages from the sub clover health check in the Murray Region

HLN’s Soil Testing Program set to continue in 2018

HLN will continue to run its soil test program this year. Prices are the same as 2017. Click on…

Autumn Fox Baiting program – order your baits by 2 March 2018

Click flyer for details: 

Do you know shelterbelt fencing is tax deductible?

Here is a new ATO Factsheet that has been developed by ATO and Basalt to Bay Landcare to remind…

Impact of rain on Hay & Silage

What a tough year it has been to make hay and silage. Having only had a few…

Weather Station Update

Weather station update

Landcare Good for Business & Wildlife

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Soil Testing Program

It is that time of the year again to start thinking about soil testing. The Nutrient Management Program has…

Holbrook Beef Group’s Winter Dinner – Wednesday 2 August

You are invited to attend the Holbrook Beef Group’s Annual Dinner on Wednesday 2 August, starting at 6.30pm, J&B…

“Berries & Bushfires” Lunch with Kate Sutherland

Come and enjoy lunch with Kate Sutherland, an extremely savvy business woman who is the brains behind Burlington Berries…

Pasture Research Update – presentations

HLN hosted a pasture research update with presentations and discussions on forage and fodder crop options, pasture renovation and…

Dinner with Professor Richard Eckard: The Future of Carbon and Climate

The last decade has been a rapid learning curve for the agricultural industry on all things carbon and climate,…

Murray Local Land Service 2017 Elections – Vote now!

2017 Elections

In May 2017 enrolled ratepayers will vote to elect three local board members to join 11 regional Local Land…

HLN Pasture Research Update – 25 May 2017

HLN are hosting a pasture research update with presentations and discussions on forage and fodder crop options, pasture renovation…

Weather Stations are LIVE!!

Holbrook Landcare Network have installed three weather stations, located at the Holbrook, Little Billabong and Bowna. Weather data for…

Pollinators in Holbrook

We had a great day on Tuesday with kids from St Pats school, the Holbrook Skillset Green Army Team…

Holbrook Self Drive Eco-tour – revamped!

The Holbrook Landcare Self-drive Ecotour, first released in 2002 has been upgraded with the help of a community grant…

Autumn Fox Baiting

Murray Local Land Services will shortly begin their Autumn Fox Baiting Program. Baiting twice a year (Spring & Autumn)…

Register Now for Autumn Soil Testing

There is still time to participate in subsidised Autumn soil testing as part of Holbrook Landcare Networks ‘Nutrient Management…

Understanding Your Soil Testing Results – 3 Workshops coming up!

HLN invites you to join us for an information session to discuss your soil testing results and fertilizer decision…

Grass Weeds – be alert AND alarmed

This is the time of year when many of the perennial grass weeds become obvious – mostly because they…

Hay and Silage Wrap Recycling Program

The Holbrook Landcare Network are providing landholders with an opportunity to participate in the ‘Hay and Silage Wrap Recycling’…

GRDC Grains Research Update

The GRDC will host the Grains Research update on the 14th and 15th of February 2017 at Charles Sturt…

HLN Feed Testing Program 2017

If you are wondering what the nutritional quality of your feed, grain and pasture is then you can now…

CSU Student Placement and Ecotour

Our placement CSU student Emma Banting, has completed her time with us and headed off for adventures in Nepal….

Green Army Update

Holbrook’s first Green Army Team is graduating on Tuesday 13th December with a free BBQ in the Ten Mile…

$100 million for Landcare

We were VERY pleased to learn of the pledge of $100 million dollars to Landcare as part of the…

New Native Vegetation Legislation is passed

The Biodiversity Conservation Bill and the Local Land Services Amendment Bill passed parliament on the 17 November heralding changes…

A Farmers Guide on Increasing Soil Organic Carbon Under Pastures

What is the importance of soil organic carbon on soil health and production systems?

This handy guide from the Department…

The impact of rain on hay and silage.

What a tough year it has been to make hay and silage. Having only had a few…

Lupin anthracnose Community Information Sessions

Riverina LLS and NSW DPI are hosting two community sessions on Lupin anthracnose and how to eradicate and supress…

Soil Testing and Interpretation Workshops

You are invited to join us for an information session on interpreting and using your soil testing results to…

Future of Pulse Production and Consumption

One day symposium to find out what the future holds for Pulse Production, Marketing and Consumption. To view flyer…

NSW DPI Fodder Budgeting and Grazing Management App

The NSW DPI are currently in the process of developing a “fodder budgeting/grazing management app” to guide grazing management…

Soil Testing Workshops Update

Spring soil testing is now in full swing after wet weather conditions caused initial delay’s in the program’s delivery.


Permit to Allow Minor Use of an AGVET Chemical Product

Permit to allow minor use of an AGVET chemical product. For pre-harvest desiccation and spray topping of weeds in…

Ripping into subsoil acidity

The Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day

For more information on the Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day (3 November 2016) please view the attached flyer or…

NSW DPI Pest Alert: Lupin anthracnose

NSW DPI has released a pest alert for the exotic plant pest Lupin anthracnose. You can view the alert here.

Cutting Silage this Spring

Lisa Castleman, Agronomist Riverina Local Land Services  (0427 201 963)


With a milder winter behind us and now a cooler,…

Red Legged Earth Mites – Spring 2016

Getting your TIMERITE

New date for Holbrook Paddock Eggs Field Day

Sunday 13th November is the new date for the Holbrook Paddock Eggs Field Day. Check out the flyer for…

Bred Well Fed Well workshop – Date Change

The Bred Well Fed Well workshop is now on Thursday 27 October.

This is a hands on workshop about breeding…

Field Day to Holbrook Paddock Eggs has been POSTPONED

Due to excessive rain, the planned field day to Holbrook Paddock Eggs on 27 September has been postponed. This…

Subsoil Acidity trial visit

Holbrook Landcare is managing a trial site looking at modification of subsoil acidity, where plots have been ripped with…

New approaches to footrot control and eradication using outbreak-specific vaccination

New approaches to footrot control and eradication using outbreak-specific vaccination

Richard J. Whittington, Om P. Dhungyel and Andrew S.

Happy Landcare Week!

Holbrook Landcare is celebrating our 26th year as a “Landcare” group and getting on with the business of sustainable…

Healthy Hooves Workshop information

Click the link below to access some of the discussions had during the Health Hooves Workshop, held on the…

Holbrook Landcare Green Army launches


AQF3 accreditation for fox baiting

Murray Local Land Services Spring Baiting will begin end of September.

In order to lay baits, landholders MUST be currently…

Holbrook Beef Group’s Winter Dinner – Thursday 1st September

Everyone is welcome to attend Holbrook Beef Group’s Winter Dinner. This year we are excited to have Anna Spears,…

Healthy Hooves Workshop – 23rd August

HLN invites you to join us for a workshop on hoof health and lameness in sheep on Tuesday 23rd…

Holbrook Beef Group’s Winter Dinner – Thursday 1st September 2016



Book in early to confirm your seat at this years Beef Group Dinner. Anna Spears, CEO of AuctionsPlus, is…

Snapshot of Sediment in Local Creeks

Last Tuesday, after the high flow event in Holbrook, HLN got out to check on some of the local…

Lameness in Sheep

Lameness in Sheep

By Scott Iso

Game of Drones is on!!

Holbrook Landcare is entering the world of drone technology and the application in agriculture.

Join us on Wednesday 22 June (9.30…

Holbrook Green Army Team Recruiting now!!


“Fungi of the Southwest Slopes and Upper Murray” Guide now available

Click here for more information


Think Tank on Pest Animal Management – Media Release

Focus on Dung Beetles

HLN held a successful series of events looking at dung beetles last week. Graeme Stevenson,…

“Bats on the Billabong”

So what about Bats??


Did you know that bats play a vital role in the health of ecosystems, and our…

Identification and role of dung beetles

Following up on community interest, Holbrook Landcare is planning 3 events to look at dung beetles and learn about…

Fungi: A Curious Kingdom workshop

This Fungi Workshop is now full. Please contact the HLN office if you wish to be placed on a…

To graze or not to graze – stock in revegetation.

This time of year is the one where the grass in the revegetation areas starts to look REALLY good…for…

Employment Opportunity – Farming Systems Project Officer


Farming Systems Project Officer Position:



Holbrook Landcare Network is seeking a suitably experienced and motivated

Prograze 2016 – Expressions of Interest

Are you interested in attending Prograze training this year? We need 2-3 more farms to register their interest in…

Understanding Soil Test Results and Fertiliser Decision Making Sessions – 16 March

Holbrook Landcare Network is hosting an Autumn Soil Test Interpretation session for anyone who missed our Spring workshops or…

Pasture Renovation Focus Group – Expressions of Interest

Holbrook Landcare is looking for expressions of interest for participants in a pasture renovation focus group. Having done your…

Feed quality testing program – open now!

Modelled on the successful soil testing program we are now running a feed testing program where we can help…

Autumn soil test interpretation session

Following on from our Spring interpretation sessions HLN is organising an Autumn session for anyone who missed the spring…

HLN’s Wantagong Valley Community Catch Up – Friday 11 March

Everyone is welcome to attend the next Holbrook Landcare Network (HLN) Community Catch up event, to be held in…

Registration form for feed testing program

If you are interested in participating in the feed testing program, please fill in the following form and we…

What’s going on in your catchment?

When it is raining it is a great time to get out and look at the water moving on…

Little Billabong Community Catch up – Wednesday 10 February

Everyone is welcome to attend the Holbrook Landcare Community Catch up event at the Little Billabong Hall on Wednesday…

Green army Project for Holbrook Landcare

(Holbrook CEO Dale Stringer with Green Army partners Alex Anthony, Murray Local Land Services and

Greater Hume Shire Mayor, Heather…

Subsidised soil testing available for new participants in the Nutrient Management Program this autumn

Holbrook Landcare has a limited number of places still remaining in the Nutrient Management Program. This program involves soil…

Dry season feeding sessions – Tooma

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Faba beans – improving performance

Soil acidity and nodulation

 Faba bean crops sown by farmers on acid soils in SA, Victoria and NSW were monitored…