What were you up to during the 70s, 80s and 90s? Were you involved in the original release of dung beetles – the unsung heroes of livestock production – onto farms across the South West? Or do you know someone who was involved?
If so, Kathy Dawson at the Warren Catchments Council wants to hear from you! Kathy is busy organising an event that will celebrate the role of the humble dung beetle in WA agriculture.
The event will acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved in a four-year monitoring, redistribution and soil improvement research trial which began back in 2014 with the support of eight farming enterprises from Boyup Brook to Walpole.
Due to the collective efforts of these farmers and the tremendous support from Doug Pow, John Allen and Dr Bernard Doube, we have established a need to recommence beetle importation to fill the spring gap and have played a major role in the developing the new national program.
Kathy would like to hear from farmers previously involved in past dung beetle releases to learn from their experiences.
You can get in touch with Kathy on (08) 9771 8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.