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Technical annual report 2000-01



Technical annual report 2000-01


Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295




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Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295



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Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 256 PROJECT: Barkly Rangeland Management Course Project Officers: C. Materne, J. Akeroyd, A. Doust and J. Peart Location: Barkly Region Objective: To enable all Barkly pastoralists and their employees to attend a Barkly Rangeland Management Course. To update and implement courses to improve land management skills of participants. To stimulate interest of participants in rangeland management and monitoring. Background: By investigating opportunities for beef production, a large body of rangeland information on the Barkly Tablelands has been gathered through research. Strong interest in this information by district pastoralists facilitated the development of a series of training days. This project comprises a series of Barkly rangeland management courses available to all cattle stations in the Barkly region. It aims to improve the land management skills of employees in the pastoral industry of the region. The objective of the course is to improve understanding by participants of native pasture dynamics, train them in plant identification and basic monitoring techniques and to stimulate their interest in pasture monitoring when making sustainable land management decisions. The information presented is based on local research and experience, using a selection of DPIF and DLPE presenters to cover the range of topics. This project is a joint effort between DPIF, DLPE and the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT). Developments: NHT funding has ensured that the Barkly rangeland management course will continue until the end of 2002. Five courses involving six stations and 57 participants have been completed during the 2000/2001 period. Unfortunately, due to the early start to the 2000/2001 Wet season, three courses were cancelled. The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO), Australian Agricultural Company (AA Company), Stanbroke Pastoral Company and Ucharonidge Station were also involved in the training. Presentation material and handouts are constantly being developed and modified. A three poster series was produced to complement the course, and a set given to each participating station. Dates have been set for a further three courses in 2001, and it is planned to hold an additional seven courses during 2002.